Arizona Christian University is growing again! Just two years after the University’s move to its new 68-acre campus in Glendale, ACU is expanding again this summer with the planned acquisition of the former Glendale/Peoria YMCA facility, located just across the street and south of the main campus entrance at 59th Avenue and Country Gables.
Fueled by the most successful fundraising year in University history – capped by a recent major gift from the Green Fund (David and Barbara Green and family) – ACU has entered into an agreement to purchase the 5-acre property, which includes a gymnasium, fitness center, locker rooms, group workout area, lap pool and accompanying paved parking for the use and enjoyment of the growing Firestorm community. With this acquisition, ACU’s footprint will grow to more than 73 acres.
“God’s hand of blessing on ACU is quite evident in this season, and we are so grateful for the incredible support we are receiving from donors who are excited about what God is doing at Arizona Christian University,” said ACU President Len Munsil. “We are especially grateful to have the support of the Green family, whose generosity to Kingdom work for the body of Christ is simply breathtaking in its size and scope. To God be the glory!”
The gymnasium will allow ACU to host men’s and women’s volleyball practice and games, men’s and women’s basketball practices, wrestling matches, intramural sports and much more. In addition, students, staff and faculty will have access to the on-site lap pool and well-equipped fitness center, which includes strength and cardio athletic training equipment.
“We are excited about the opportunities this will create for all of our students,” said President Munsil. “In conjunction with our brand-new football, softball, and multipurpose fields and forthcoming soccer, baseball, and sand volleyball facilities, we are beginning a new era of on-campus community and student life unlike anything in the history of the University.”