Aug 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Altru has pledged ten-million dollars to the University of North Dakota in a sports medicine partnership program. UND President Robert Kelley says nine million dollars will go towards a new UND athletics complex – an indoor practice and competition facility on campus. The remaining one-million dollars will be directed to help pay the replacement costs of the football turf at the Alerus Center. The cost of the training complex is pegged at around 19-and-a-half million dollars. Athletic Director Brian Faison says it will be a tremendous plus for the program with a 100 yard indoor practice football field and an eight lane 300 meter track. Altru CEO Dave Molmen says the investment will allow students to gain necessary experience in the field of sports medicine and help feed the community with needed health professionals.