Amarillo College receives $3 million gift for athletics program

Amarillo College has received $3 million from First Bank Southwest for its athletics program.

The money will go to renovations for the new First Bank Southwest Center, which is expected to be completed in early 2023.

Renovations to the fitness center include a second story expansion on the south side that looks out on Memorial Park and will feature cardio and strength training equipment.

This gift establishes First Bank Southwest as the Founding Sponsor of AC’s newly rekindled intercollegiate athletics program.

The $3 million gift will not only provide a significant boost to AC’s $45 million comprehensive campaign, Badger Bold, but it also represents one of the largest single philanthropic gifts ever received in the 93-year history of Amarillo College.

Once it opens, the facility will provide a volleyball-specific home for AC volleyball, offices and workout facilities for the Badger baseball and cross-country team, and a premiere fitness center for students, faculty, and staff.

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