Capital Campaign Committee Co-Chairpersons Linda Tumarkin and Larry Haas look on as JCC President and CEO Todd Rockoff speaks at the April 29 groundbreaking ceremony for the new sports and wellness facility. 

Courtesy of the Tucson Jewish Community Center

Work is underway on the renovation and expansion of the Tucson Jewish Community Center’s sports and wellness facility.

In addition to creating a larger new space for gym equipment and classes, the JCC will be able to increase programming options and healthy living activities, according to a press release.

The 100,000-square-foot JCC facility, at 3800 E. River Road, was built in 1989. Open to all Tucson residents — not just those of the Jewish faith — the center serves more than 150,000 people a year, the news release said.

“After nearly 25 years of vigorous use by our members and the general public, we have reached maximum capacity for people and programs,” Todd Rockoff, JCC president and CEO, said in the news release.

SBBL Architecture + Planning is doing the design work and W.E. O’Neil Construction is the general contractor.

A recent capital campaign will allow the JCC to meet the needs of more families by providing high-quality early-childhood education, after-school and summer camp programs, assistance and other programs for people, including children with special needs, health and wellness activities, and arts and cultural opportunities, the news release said.

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