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Three Rivers gets $1.5 million donation for activity center

Nov 29, 2013 -- 9:09am

Southeast Missourian

The Three Rivers Endowment Trust received a $1.5 million contribution from an anonymous donor for the proposed activity center on the Poplar Bluff campus of Three Rivers College. The proposed 60,000-square-foot Three Rivers Activity Center will replace the Bess Activity Center as the home of Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball. It will include a Sports & Wellness Center and a Sports Hall of Fame. The center, featuring 3,000 improved seats for spectators and a dedicated concessions area, will host athletic tournaments and other events from across the region, providing a boost to the area's economy. Estimated project cost of the activity center is $11 million, part of which has been secured through a $2.5 million State Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency safe room grant, and a $2 million bond sale.  The donation will go toward the $6.5 million remaining to be raised from college supporters, community members and Raiders fans.

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