Fitness Center recieves another large donation, renamed for generous alum
By Reba Fisher, Part-Time Fisherwoman
On a balmy day in October, one alumni returned home to the Gettysburg campus. As he surveyed Stine Lake he noticed something missing- not enough people were exercising. Compelled by a mix of passion for exercise and respect for the old orange and blue, the alum decided a change was needed. He had the tools to help the school he so loved.
The John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness is scheduled to be renamed after a recent generous donation from one of many successful Gettysburg alumni.
“We’ve been honored by this benefactor’s dedication to healthy living and hope that the name change will reflect as such,” commented David Wrong, Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Development Officer. Michael C. Bømbe, an alumnus from the class of 1964, has donated $1.4 zillion dollars to Gettysburg College in an effort to promote exercise and healthy living.
“I pride myself as being a healthy Gettysburgian,” Mr. Bømbe discussed, “and I wish to pass on this feeling of wellness onto the current students, which is why I am making such a large contribution to the College.”
Currently, Mr. Bømbe is the CEO of Fitness Undergarments Corroborating with Kindness a health and wellness charitable company which promotes ‘clean lifestyles’ and workout friendly underwear. The proceeds of the products go towards fitness educat ion for the homeless.
“Our number one tenant at Fitness Undergarments is a life which is alcohol free, drug free, and negativity free to fight homelessness in ‘Murica,” explained Bømbe. He continued to state that these values were first instilled in him at Gettysburg College, leading him to give back to the institution with this donation.
Along with the generous contribution will be a renaming of the Jaeger Fitness Center to go along with Mr. Bømbe’s healthy living company. A good sum of the donated money will be used to create a smoothie bar independent from The Dive, the Fitness Center’s café.
The new fully stocked bar will have a large amount of smoothie options with the ability to add fruits and vegetables to your liking. The beverage list is mostly ‘make your own’ but a menu is available.
The drink options include LITs (Light in Tangerines), Pitchers (a pitcher of the smoothie-concoction of your choice), and of course the signature drink, the Jaeger- Bømbe (a mix of energy powder, grapefruit and coconut water). “I’m so excited for this new change,” commented student Elizabeth T. Lemon, “now whenever I feel like getting a nutritious drink after a workout, I now know that I have the option of the Jaeger-Bømbe ready and available for me quickly.”
Ground will be broken on this new development coming next fall, so be on the lookout for these new and exciting ways to live a healthy lifestyle. For now, the renaming ceremony will be postponed until further notice.
“Here at Gettysburg, we’re always trying to find new ways to promote our healthy lifestyle beliefs,” concluded Mr. Bømbe, “I’m just glad that I will get to be a part of it with the Jaeger-Bømbe Center.”