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Virginia State University Students, Home Depot create new outdoor fitness park

Virginia State University was selected to receive a $30,000 grant to create the outdoor fitness...
Virginia State University was selected to receive a $30,000 grant to create the outdoor fitness park space, providing students with a new area on campus to stay active(Virginia State University)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 11:21 AM EDT
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ETTRICK, Va. (WWBT) - The Home Depot and students and faculty of Virginia State University have partnered up to create a new outdoor fitness park for the campus.

VSU was selected out of 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) nationwide to receive a $30,000 grant through Home Depot’s Retool Your School program to help preserve HBCUs. Students voted to create the outdoor fitness park space to provide a new area on campus to stay active in a fun and engaging way.

The Home Depot associate volunteer force worked alongside Virginia State University students and staff to complete the project.

“Student health and wellness is always one of our top priorities here at Virginia State University and when talking about health, we know preventative care is important,” said Dr. Donald E. Palm, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “The building of this fitness park shows that we want students to also prioritize physical health in addition to their mental health.”

Work on the project started Oct. 14 and is expected to be completed by mid-December.

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