Bellin, Cornerstone Community Center to partner
DE PERE - Bellin Health and the Cornerstone Community Center have announced a five-year sports medicine partnership agreement as part of the center's new expansion project set to begin later this year. The partnership enables the ice center to expand it services and commitment to the community by offering the following benefits from Bellin Health:
- Sports Medicine performance enhancement training room staffed by Bellin licensed athletic trainers, providing injury prevention and treatment for skating-related injuries as well as off-ice strength and conditioning training.
- A hockey treadmill.
- A walking track open to the public.
- A Bellin Health Fitness Center open to the public.
This sports medicine and fitness center facility, which will encompass 6,000 square feet, is only one part of the expansion project that will also include an additional Olympic-sized sheet of ice and a full-service restaurant sponsored by The Sports Corner. To date, $2.5 million of the $4.1 million dollars has been raised. Donors include Dick Resch, Don and Pat Schneider, Bellin Health, Cornerstone Foundation, KC Stock Foundation, Schneider National Foundation and the Oneida Nation. The expansion is set to be complete by the fall of 2007. Persons interested in contributing to the project should contact Kathy Zimmermann, chairperson of the Cornerstone Fundraising committee, at 920 403-2000.
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER EXPANSION
Who uses the ice?
- Youth and adult recreational hockey leagues
- Numerous child care centers-- Children's World, Encompass, Learning Years
- Girl and Boy Scouts and many other youth programs
- High school graduation party lock ins
- Public and private school outings
- Programs for special-needs children including Syble Hopp and YASA (Youth Adaptive Sports Association)
- Individuals of all ages from tiny tots to adult women and men
- Speed skaters, figure skaters, special skill camps
- WIAA-sanctioned high school hockey, typically drawing from 700-1,000 kids each game
- St. Norbert College and Junior Gamblers teams
Our facility is one of the few in Wisconsin that is not supported by local tax dollars.
While user-fees for ice time will continue to fund the operating costs of the facility, we need community support to build the new sheet of ice. We want to continue to make ice accessible for the entire community without requiring tax subsidies.
Investing in this new sheet of ice is an investment in this community's quality of life.
On-ice sports not only keep kids active and out of trouble, they help promote enduring good health. Our fastest growing demand is for skating programs for our youngest skaters.
The Center is good for our local economy, drawing families and teams from all over the region all year round. ($150,000 in revenue to our community in one weekend event)