Leveraging a $3 million matching grant from an anonymous Willamette family, we’ll raise another $3.5 million to renovate and enhance the Sparks Athletic Center.

When Sparks was built in 1974, it was constructed primarily for varsity athletes, with a small weight room for student use. 

Sparks Construction

In addition to the transformation of women’s athletics over the last 40 years, most Willamette students make fitness an important part their daily lives. During their time at Willamette, nearly all students participate in varsity athleticsclub sports, intramural sports or other physical activities

Women Lifting

These programs have grown tremendously, and Sparks can’t keep pace with demand. 

With your support, we can begin planned improvements to make this space fit our community’s diverse needs.

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An investment in Sparks Athletic Center isn’t only an investment in Willamette athletics and students, it is a much broader and more potent investment in our community.