WAYNESBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation (Foundation) and various sponsors, including EQT Corporation, officially broke ground at a ceremony April 13, 2016, on a new two-story, 60,000 square-foot recreational complex, which will include an indoor soccer field, basketball court, fitness center, track, and multi-purpose rooms.
”With the turning of the first shovel of dirt, we’ve marked the start of construction for a first-of-its kind recreational and social gathering space for the entire Greene County community,” said Sheila Stewart, President, Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation. “This state-of-the-art facility will be unlike anything Greene County has had before – and it serves as a symbol of the area’s bright and healthy future.”
The new recreation center will be situated on a 13.3-acre property at EverGreene Technology Park near Greene County Airport, adjacent to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Readiness Center. The project will be constructed by the Foundation with its own funds, in addition to community and corporate sponsorships, including generous support from EQT Corporation as the facility’s naming sponsor.
“This is the beginning of an exciting and substantial investment in the wellbeing of Greene County residents and one that EQT is proud to support,” said Steven T. Schlotterbeck, President, EQT Corporation. “We’re standing in the heart of one of EQT’s most prolific and successful operational areas. When EQT first learned about Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s plans for this complex, we knew we wanted to be a part of it in a big way – because we wanted to be able to give something back to the community that has welcomed us and grown with us during the last several years. There’s no doubt that we are invested in – and committed to – positively making a difference in this area and in the lives of the people who live here.”
The EQT REC Center – with REC standing for Recreation, Education and Community – will feature a 24,000-square foot soccer field with artificial turf that also can accommodate other uses, a regulation basketball court, locker rooms, a traverse climbing wall and several community rooms for events, meetings, exercise classes or educational classes. The second floor will have a suspended walking/jogging track overlooking the soccer field, a supervised child care room where parents can leave their children while using the facilities, conference room, several game rooms, and a fitness center.
The EQT REC Center is expected to take nine months to complete.
About Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation:
Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation was formed as the result of the sale of Greene County Memorial Hospital in October, 2005. Its mission is to provide the community compassionate and caring outreach programs with an emphasis toward healthcare. Through programs, grants and scholarships, GCMHF strives to improve the health and well-being of Greene County residents. Since 2005, GCMHF has contributed more than $1,500,000 back into the Greene County community.
About EQT Corporation:
EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, and transmission. With more than 125 years of experience, EQT continues to be a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential impact of drilling-related activities and reduce the overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the communities where its employees live and work. EQT also owns a 90% limited partner interest in EQT GP Holdings, LP. EQT GP Holdings, LP owns a 30% limited partner interest and 2% general partner interest, including 100% of the incentive distribution rights, in EQT Midstream Partners, LP. Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com.