A sixfigure donation to Oklahoma Christian University from alumna Valari Wedel and her husband Greg a member of the university39s board of trustees will pay for upgrades to campus fitness facilities and equipment Photo submitted by the Wedels courtesy of Oklahoma Christian

A six-figure donation to Oklahoma Christian University from alumna Valari Wedel and her husband, Greg, a member of the university's board of trustees, will pay for upgrades to campus fitness facilities and equipment. (Photo submitted by the Wedels, courtesy of Oklahoma Christian)

Donation Will Pay for Renovation of Fitness Center at Oklahoma Christian University

Couple's gift will pay for a renovation and will provide new fitness equipment for the center and for student housing.

Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond has received a six-figure donation that will pay for a renovated fitness center and new fitness equipment all over campus.

The contribution from Valari Wedel, a 1982 graduate of Oklahoma Christian, and her husband, Greg, a member of the university's board of trustees, is the anchor gift for the campus-wide fitness equipment overhaul. It also will pay for an extensive renovation of the university’s primary fitness center, now known as “The Dub.”

Construction on the fitness center renovation will begin after the spring semester and will be completed this summer.

The Dub, plus all the fitness centers in student housing, will feature new treadmills by SportsArt, new strength equipment by Hoist and ellipticals by Octane Fitness.

The fitness upgrades are the latest initiative of TeamOC, which began 10 years ago as a group of university alumni and staff members participating in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

TeamOC sponsors multiple running events each year and offers classes in kickboxing, water aerobics, yoga, Zumba, and strength and flexibility training through Body and Soul. TeamOC also provides nutritional training and weight-loss programs.

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