PULLMAN, Wash — With thousands of students using it from dawn to late at night, WSU officials have declared the almost-month-old, 160,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center a resounding success.

Now a 6 a.m.- 11 p.m. Feb. 22 SRC public grand opening celebration, including a 3:30 p.m. dedication ceremony, will let everyone see what the fuss is all about.

As part of the celebration, held on National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, an All Campus Challenge will take place. “It’s dedicated to getting as many as possible involved in health and fitness,” said Kathleen Hatch, University Recreation interim director.

Students, faculty and staff members can participate in the challenge by completing qualifying fitness activities measured in distances and/or minutes. Challenge activities include basketball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball, squash, handball, running, walking laps or leisure swimming, fitness class, cardio machines, weight machines and table tennis.

Already scheduled to compete in a basketball Presidential Challenge from about 12:30-1:30 p.m. on one of the SRC’s courts are WSU President V. Lane Rawlins and Steve Wymer, Associated Students of WSU president.

From 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., free fitness classes will be offered. A Health and Wellness Information Fair will take place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 3:30 p.m. ceremony will include Wymer, Rawlins, Hatch, Kent Blumenthal, National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association executive director, and Matt Moore, WSU student regent. Among those helping to cut a ribbon will be students or alumni involved in the SRC, which opened Jan. 16, the first day of spring semester classes.

For more information on the SRC and the grand opening celebration, visit http://cub.wsu.edu/rec-center.

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