A more than $14 million project could set up a Fort Wayne nonprofit to be a major player in the training of U.S. Paralympic athletes. Plans for the “Turnstone of Tomorrow” call for a new adaptive technology sports and recreation fieldhouse with multiple collegiate-sized basketball courts, a more than 9,000-square foot swimming pool and a fitness and wellness center for athletes with disabilities. Turnstone executives believe the renovations will help the center gain National Paralympic Training Center status from the U.S. Olympic Committee. During a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Chief Executive Officer Nancy Louraine says she believes the facility will be an economic driver for northeast Indiana. Construction is expected to be complete next summer.

Turnstone says 80 percent of funding for the project is already in place, spurred on by a “significant gift” from Ron and Suzanne Plassman of Fort Wayne.

Turnstone broke ground on a major expansion project that will expand its sports, recreation and wellness programming for people with disabilities.

The organization says the facility is the fourth-largest of-its-kind in the country and was recently awarded the silver level in the Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program.

Source: Inside INdiana Business, Turnstone

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