by Gary Jarnagin

CLEVELAND, Ga., (TMNews) – The Benjamin F. Brady Foundation recently donated $200,000 to Truett-McConnell College for the building of the George Blaurock Student Recreation Center.

The building campaign, which started May 2014, has raised $620,500 to date, placing the grand total of cash and commitments to over $6 million. The donation will establish the Benjamin F. Brady Arena, which will be located within the Student Recreation Center.

Other naming opportunities received are: The Presidential Suite will be named by Arrow Exterminators; an elevated running/walking track will be named by Focus Design Builders, and an anonymous donation was made for another key area within the facility.

The $13 million, 69,000 square foot student recreation facility, will be available to the public. It will house three intramural basketball courts; a 1,200 seat game day arena for men and women’s varsity basketball games; a 9,000 square foot aquatic center with zero gravity access; a 6,000 square foot wellness center with ellipitcals, treadmills, and free weights; two racquetball courts, two student lounges, an elevated eight- foot wide running/walking track; an aerobics room; a training room; a restaurant; locker-rooms; and office space for Athletic leadership. It’s Truett-McConnell’s desire that the students, alumni, faculty, staff and surrounding community will enjoy the facility to achieve a greater level of health and well-being, both physically and spiritually.

For additional information on the Student Recreation Center visit For inquiries concerning donations or naming opportunities, contact Gary Jarnagin at 706-865-2134 x 244 or

Truett-McConnell College: equipping students to fulfill the Great Commission by fostering a Christian worldview through a biblically centered education.


Return to News Archive