Today, White’s Residential & Family Services – one of Indiana’s largest and oldest nonprofit social services agencies, and the parent organization of Compass Rose Academy – debuted a new Women’s Fitness Center on its Wabash campus.

Resources that encourage physical fitness and general health are important for everyone – but especially so for struggling teens, explained Dee Gibson, president and CEO of Compass Rose Academy.

“Exercise is an important aspect of emotional healing and physical development,” Gibson said. “This new resource will further expand opportunities for young women at White’s to develop healthful habits, as well as to create a place on campus where they can work out to release tension, build strength and develop self-esteem.”

White’s sought support from the local business community to help supply the needed equipment for the women’s fitness room, and thanked contributors during today’s dedication.

Donors to the new Women’s Fitness Center include:

123 Fitness
Agro-Chem Inc.
Aleris Recycling Inc.
Beacon Credit Union
Boren Foundation
Brodbeck Seed Inc.
Daniel C. Croner, DDS, Inc.
Eads and Son Bulldozing Inc.
Edward Jones
First Merchants Bank, NA
Gaunt and Son Asphalt Inc.
Halderman Farm Management
Hoffman Nursery
Knights Inn
Dr. Bob and Barbara Mattern
Midwest Eye Consultants
Miller Furniture
Modoc’s Market
Oswalt-Thomas Sales and Service
Paul’s Floor Covering Inc.
Quality Electric Inc.
Roofs Unlimited
Servisoft Water Softening Company
Shepherd’s Chevrolet & Cadillac
Mutual Bank
VAN Inc.
Wabash Electric Supply Inc.
Wal-Mart Foundation
Wells Fargo

“We truly appreciate the support of our community, and their help providing our students with the tools and experiences they need for healthy development,” Gibson concluded.

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