Alioto Recreation Center: Making Progress

The Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center is going up quickly.  This new facility will be a state-of-the-art center for the entire student body and Saint Mary’s community, a place for physical fitness as well as a home for all recreational sports.  As you can see from the video, the structural steel framing is complete and the exterior walls are underway, and the Center will be completed in the spring of 2015.
The Alioto Recreation Center will include a cutting-edge fitness center with weight and cardio areas; three indoor courts for basketball, soccer and volleyball; group fitness rooms for classes in yoga, dance and spinning; a climbing wall; a juice and snack bar; and a pool, lawn and outdoor patio.  “This will not just be a rec center,” said one Saint Mary’s student.  “It will be the hub of the campus, a place where we can share all that we love about this school.”
The Center will be a stellar facility that will support the whole student in health, community, and social engagement—the dynamic student center that has been missing from campus.  The budget for the Alioto Recreation Center is $23.5 million.  The lead gift came from the Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation, and we have raised nearly $20 million so far with $3.5 million still to go.  To leave an enduring legacy while supporting student health, wellness and intramural activities at Saint Mary’s, consider purchasing a personalized stone paver that will go in the Recreation Center Plaza. 

For more information about pavers and other giving opportunities, please contact Mark Chiarucci in Development at 925-631-4168 or

Contra Costa Times Profiles SMC's Plans for New Rec Center

The Contra Costa Times reported on the College's ongoing development efforts on Saint Mary's planned $30 million Athletic and Recreation Corridor. The story "Saint Mary’s works to get ball rolling on sports facility," which includes a photo of Rev. Salvatore J.

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