Benedictine students can stay fit, play sports at Mesa Family YMCA

August 7, 2013

Mesa, Arizona ~ Strength training, Pilates, aerobics, racquetball, basketball and rock wall climbing.

Now Benedictine University at Mesa students can do it all within a stone’s throw of the school’s campus in downtown Mesa.

The University has entered into an agreement with the Mesa Family YMCA that will allow students, faculty and staff to take advantage of the YMCA’s facilities for its recreation and intramural programs. Benedictine will also be able to utilize some of the YMCA’s facilities going forward as it establishes an intercollegiate athletic program.

“We are very excited to form this partnership that will open another world of opportunity to our students,” said Tony Siebers, director of Student Services at Benedictine University at Mesa. “The YMCA’s ideals and philosophy of building a healthy mind, body and spirit fit perfectly with our Benedictine values and heritage.”

The University will pay the cost for students per semester. Faculty and staff can take advantage of a monthly discounted rate.

The Mesa Family YMCA is located at 207 N. Mesa Drive. It is open seven days a week, 52 weeks a year from 5:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the Mesa Family YMCA, go to http://www.valleyymca.org/branch/index.cfm?bid=11.

The YMCA partnership is another example of how Benedictine University became one of the fastest growing colleges in the country -- by providing students stellar academics. individual attention (academic advising, faculty availability, career counseling) and the extracurricular resources and activities they need to enjoy a successful college experience.

There is still time to apply for classes, which begin September 3.

For more information about Benedictine University at Mesa, contact (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.
 

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Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2000-2010 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the second consecutive year in 2012. Classes at Benedictine University at Mesa begin in fall 2013.

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