URI Opens $11 Million “Spa-Like” Fitness Center

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SOUTH KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The University of Rhode Island is planning to celebrate the opening an $11 million fitness center that boasts a “spa-like” environment.

The Providence Journal reports that the school plans to open the Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center for students on Tuesday.

The 33,202-square-foot center received a $1 million donation from Michael Fascitelli, a 1978 graduate, and his wife. He’s the former chief executive of Vornado Realty Trust, a New York commercial real estate firm.

Bank of America provided a $1 million gift.

The center is named for Fascitelli’s late mother, Anna.
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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com
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