Fitness Center & Economics Center

HISTORY
Patriots Hall opened in 2010 and since then, students have increasingly utilized the weight room. The facility’s capacity to serve the needs of the entire campus has far surpassed the physical space available. In addition, the weight room's physical dynamics have put significant strain on the building, adversely affecting both the flooring and the ceiling below. The school has met with builders, structural engineers, and other experts but there is simply no practical or economical solution to mitigate the problems occurring from these activities.

As a result, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce new improvements for Brookfield Academy's campus! We will be breaking ground this spring to begin an addition and renovation of Patriots Hall that will house a new fitness center and economics learning center.
The expansion will include a 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness center addition on the north side of Patriots Hall to benefit all Brookfield Academy students. Patriots Hall's existing weight room space will be transformed into multi-use classrooms and a new economics learning center.
 
Our goal is to have the addition and renovation completed in Winter 2020. We are excited to be taking this next step to serve our students and the long-range needs of the academic and extracurricular programs at Brookfield Academy.

The Fitness Center
To ensure the physical health and wellness of the entire Brookfield Academy community, the school will build a 6,000 square foot addition to the north side of Patriots Hall. The new Brookfield Academy Fitness Center will feature many benefits to students including:
  • Age appropriate exercise equipment
  • Accommodations for all students
  • Weight-lifting and cardiovascular machines, group exercise areas, training room
  • 8' traversing rock wall
  • Integrated training into our K-8 Physical education curriculum
  • Improves the health and wellness of all our students
  • Fully-staffed and supervised
  • Provides an opportunity for social interactions and team building
  • Supports extracurricular activity
  • Complements students’ post secondary interests in the health and fitness fields
The Economics Learning Center
In the area vacated by the fitness/weight room, Brookfield Academy will construct two multi-use classrooms that will be used for small and large group meetings. These classrooms will be combined with the existing classroom built in 2016. This new economics learning center will provide:
  • Support for Brookfield Academy’s nationally-recognized Economics Department
  • State-of-the-art classrooms allowing for advanced learning
 

Donor Recognition Opportunities

Donors of $5,000 or more will be honored on larger banners throughout the BA Fitness Center in Patriots Hall.
A permanent Donor Wall will also be installed inside of the Fitness Center.

THANK YOU DONORS!

The following plaques will appear on the Fitness Center Donor Wall.
Honoring Familes

Rupesh and Smita Agrawal
Omprakash Ahuja and Deepti Kriplani
Todd and Tracy Albers
Richard and Julie Allen
Amy Ardington '78
Robert Bair
Tanvir and Samira Bajwa
Naveet Bal and Jaskiran Sandhu
Steven '69 and Barbara Bayerlein
Gordon and Jill Boucher
John Brennan and Julie Grossman '78 Brennan
Michael and Karin Buckholdt
The Cartwright Family
Anil Chandel and Monica Thakur
Jeffrey and Sandra Chang
Larry and Jeanne Cherne
Christopher Clark and Jane Dragisic '88 Clark
Doug and Betty Couillard
Sandy Davis
Shane and Tarah Davis
Jacob '95 and Nicole Dehne
Thomas and Jill Demski
John and Deena Doherty
Kenneth Dortzbach and Jennifer Kent
Kerry Doyle
John Dragisic
Derek and Amy Dysart
Brian '03 and Elizabeth Eiche 
Jane Eichstaedt '15
Paul and Julie Elfelt
Troy and Ruth Flanagan
Robert and Cynthia Fletcher
James and Jessica Foley
Jean-Rene and Alicemarie Smialek '89 Geoffrion
Jennifer Giera '12
William Gomilla
Maciej Gorniak and Wende Fedder-Gorniak
Patrick and Beth Griffin
Merilyn Grossman
Michael and Kristine Guest
Robert and Kristin Hieb
Michael Hoggatt '20
Scott and Judy Hoggatt
Amy Holzgrafe '78
Jeff and Ginny Jacob
Kurt and Kari Janavitz
Joel and Carrie Jensen
Miroslav and Bosiljka Jovic
Kevin and Lori Weisflog '89 Kaari
Michael and Kara Kaiser
Jonathan and Melissa Koenig
Richard and Sharon Koenings
Douglas and Wendy Kolasinski
Jonathan and Andrea Kraus
Krishna and Vasavi Kumar
Thomas and Carmela Kustner
Hung-Jui Lai and Xuening Zhao
Charles Li and Karen Jin
Ricardo and Janett Li
Steve and Katharine Lockwood
Daniel Manke and Catherine Lee
David and Donna Marks
Thomas and Amy Marshall
John and Kara McElligott
Rimas and Karen Milaitis
Erik Milsch and Antje Kroner-Milsch
David Murray
Christopher Ocampo and Iris Kassem
Emily Papara
Nishant and Nisha Pillai
Steven V. and Mary Ponto
Howard '71 and Linda Gentile '73 Pryor
Joel and Noelle Przybilla
Abhishek and Kirthi Pulakanti
Katie Rice '08
Ronald and Anita Roessler 
Lawrence and Shawn Rogutich
Rodney and Stephanie Rushing
Theodore and Julia Sarnowski
Michael '80 and Nancy Schlick
Daniel Schmidt
Steven and Rachel Schoenwetter
William and Katherine Schoyer
Saumil and Aparna Shah
Kirill and Evgenia Shalyaev
Alex and Susan Simic
Tejwant Singh and Kanwardeep Kaur
William and Sarah Slaughter
Jason and Heather Smith
Bob and Karen Solsrud
Nicholas and Briana Spaeth
John and Roxanne Suson
Uma Thiru
Harold and Sandra Thomas
Sheldon and Kristi Thompson
Li Tian and Kathryn Wang
Jeffrey and Jessée Tomchek
Brian and Sue Ann Toy
Sean and Tammy Tracy
Bryant and Erin VanCronkhite
Narendra Babu Veerapaneni and Hema Kamthamneni
Aravind and Shireesha Vijayapal
David and Jennifer Wareham
James and Aimee Nolasco '87 Weiner
Ronald and Gloria Weisflog
Merrick and Barbara Wells
Daniel and Kathleen Wichser
Brad and Kris Wilson
John and Lisa Wilson
Nicholas and Rebecca Wilson
Merrill and Mary York
David '88 and Deborah York
Karyn Youso
Min Yu and Yuyue He
James and Erika Zaiser
Edward Zaleski and Kristi Coleman
Hongsheng and Jessica Zhu
Honoring Coaches, Teams, and Teachers
 
Coaches:
Coach Kerri Simmons - 2018-2021 MS Girls Basketball
Coach Jeff Jones - 2018-2021 MS Girls Basketball
Coach Lee Rogers - US Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer
Coach Rackovan
Coach Katie Schlosser
Coach Bob Solsrud
1st A.B.E./B.A. Coaches 1967-1971
Coach Tricia Casper
Coach Pat Clarey
Coach Doug Couillard
Coach Anthony Gillham
Coaches Chris and Matt - Level 8 Boys Basketball
Coach Josh Mahnke - Level 6 Boys Basketball
Coach Joel Przybilla - Level 8 Boys Basketball
Coach Tom Demski - Level 8 Boys Basketball
Coach Christian Arvold - JV2
Coach Eric Weiss - Level 6 Boys Basketball
Coach Dan Schmidt - Level 6 Boys Basketball
Coach Pete Cobb - Level 6 Boys Basketball
Coach Mel-  JV1 Basketball

Teams:
2024 and 2028 Boys Basketball
BA Girls Basketball
BA Girls Volleyball

Teachers:
Elaine Buckley
Jim Homan
Fred Urbanski
Doug Couillard
Emile DeFelice
Larry Schlick
Mr. Diulus
Bruce Ludwig
PROJECT COSTS
The total cost of the Fitness Center/Economics Learning Center project includes all building costs, site preparation
(including moving a service road), architectural fees, and contingency costs. 

We have raised $1.45 million of our $2.4 million goal.
Learn More
Please contact Dr. Larry Pesch, Executive Director of Advancement, to learn more about this project.
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