Be part of the tradition

P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium Lobby Renovation

We are excited to announce plans to renovate the P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium Lobby! The lobby, built in 1970, is greatly in need of renovation to radiate the tradition and excellence of Central College athletics.

Thousands of individuals annually visit the Kuyper Gym Lobby. Prospective students and their families, current students, alumni, and Dutch fans walk into a space which does little to inspire them to pursue excellence, dream of their Central College future, nor draw them into Central’s rich athletic tradition.  At present, trophies from past conference and national championships are put into storage due to limited display space.  Our Hall of Honor area lacks any prominence.   Concessions are sold from a temporary table set up before and after games with concession items being carried in and out for each event as no storage is available nearby.  The lobby is cramped and less than hospitable for the many athletic camps and tournaments hosted at Central year round.   Importantly, no part of the lobby announces that you have arrived at the home of the Central College Dutch.

The cost:

The cost to renovate the Kuyper Gym Lobby is $250,000. We are thrilled to announce a lead gift of $100,000 for this project.
We need your help to raise $150,000 to make this exciting renovation a reality!


Be part of the tradition by making a gift today! (please designate “Kuyper Lobby”)

 

The vision:

We hope to create a space where prospective students and their families, current students, alumni, and Dutch fans are inspired to pursue excellence, dream of their Central College future, and are drawn into Central’s rich athletic tradition.

We plan to:

  • Add a concession area
  • Increase the space and prominence for the Hall of Honor
  • Add trophy spaces
  • Create a more hospitable and welcoming lobby space for camps and recruiting events
  • Add a "Flying C" terrazzo to create a visual reminder of the Central College Dutch

Click on the photos below to see the vision!


 

Who to contact:

Dave Sutphen, Vice President of Advancement, 641-682-5192
Don Morrison, Director of Planned Giving, 641-628-5280
Eric Van Kley, Interim Director of Athletics, 641-628-5422