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UCCS to name newest building in honor of El Pomar Foundation chairman

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UCCS will name an under-development sports medicine and performance center in honor of a noted local philanthropic, amateur sports and diplomatic leader.

The UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center, an element of the Colorado Springs City for Champions project, will be named the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. The naming reflects the longtime support of El Pomar Foundation as well as its specific support for the university’s efforts to redevelop North Nevada Avenue, where the new building will be located. Hybl is El Pomar’s chairman and chief executive officer as well as chairman of the United States Olympic Endowment.

“El Pomar Foundation and Bill Hybl have been ardent supporters of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs,” Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said. “We are honored to recognize this support and Mr. Hybl’s legendary contributions to amateur athletes by naming our newest building in Mr. Hybl’s honor.”

In 2014, El Pomar donated $4 million in support of UCCS efforts to redevelop North Nevada Avenue on the western edge of the campus. In recognition of that donation, as well as previous support for UCCS from El Pomar Foundation, university officials opted to name the 72,000 square foot sports medicine and performance center in Hybl’s honor. The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center will be adjacent to the existing 52,000-square-foot Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Plans call for the eventual construction of a six-building health and wellness village.

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