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AAO Whitaker Family Sports Center

The Complex will hold four large multi-functional hardwood courts, a 45-yard turf athletic field, classrooms, a weight room, locker rooms, and a concession area. Each court area will have its own customized and contained area, with six retractable basketball goals and retractable bleachers to give it the flexibility it needs to support an array of activities and programming. Furthermore, the facility will also house an innovative athletic based fitness program, a physical therapy clinic, and a sport medicine clinic. The complex will break ground in May 2019, with a projected opening of January 2020.

Former Razorback basketball player, Brad Friess, founded AAO in 1990 with the plan of being a campus organization to mentor University of Arkansas athletes and provide youth outreach. In September 2011, AAO transitioned to a regional sports mentoring center for youth, opening the doors to a 43,000 sq. ft. facility in Fayetteville, AR (The AAO P. Whitaker Sports Center). Currently, AAO provides sport opportunities to over 5,000 children, annually.

Building champions for life through the transformational power of sports.

Kids are passionate about sports. This passion gives us their attention. Their attention gives us an opportunity…an opportunity we use to transform lives.

The Complex will hold four large multi-functional hardwood courts, a 45-yard turf athletic field, classrooms, a weight room, locker rooms, and a concession area. Each court area will have its own customized and contained area, with six retractable basketball goals and retractable bleachers to give it the flexibility it needs to support an array of activities and programming. Furthermore, the facility will also house an innovative athletic based fitness program, a physical therapy clinic, and a sport medicine clinic.

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We need your help to bring #AAOBentonCounty across the finish line. The heavy lifting has been done by our very generous partners. Now it is up to our community to donate the remaining 2.5% of funding. We invite you to be a part of our team to help AAO build a better community by opening doors and changing lives.

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AAO thanks its community champions who raised 90% of the funds needed for AAO Whitaker Family Sports Center

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Contact Details

1515 Burr Oak Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72704
brad@aaoteam.org

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