Recreation Services

95% of $10,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 31, 2023, but you can still make a gift to University of Northern Iowa by clicking here!



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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $250 because 25 donors made a gift in 14 days

An Anonymous DonorRob Ruchotzke gave $1,500

An Anonymous DonorDan Fick gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMichael Armbrecht gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorKerry Sutherland gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorLinda Cook gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorThrease Harms gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDuane Smith gave $12,500

An Anonymous DonorTim Christian gave $15,000
Gifts to Recreation Services contribute to...
Live Purple Give Gold 2023
1,903 Donors - $347,383 Donated

About Recreation Services

Recreation Services provides the UNI community with a comprehensive fitness and recreation program.  The variety of offerings include: adventure outings, certifications, group fitness, informal recreation, intramurals, outdoor gear rental, personal training, sport clubs, swim lessons and the WRC Panther Youth Camp.  

The Wellness and Recreation Fund allows our department to continue to support students with their fitness and recreation journey.  The fund is used to support student scholarships, purchase new equipment and upgrade facilities.  Recent initiatives include: purchasing adaptive equipment for participants in outdoor recreation and in the fitness area.  The fund has also been used to support facility upgrades for our Sport Clubs. 

Why Support Recreation Services

During the academic year, approximately 1000 students are using the WRC each day. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the WRC by raising funds to support equipment purchases and facility upgrades.  

With your help, Recreation Services can continue to provide quality equipment and a safe environment for students to pursue their fitness and recreation goals.  Please make a gift to support the ongoing needs of the Wellness/ Recreation Center. 

Challenge Gifts 

1. An anonymous donor will contribute $250 to the Wellness and Recreation Fund when 25 donors is achieved. 

2. Threase Harms '97 will provide an additional $5,000 gift to the Wellness and Recreation Fund when $10,000 is reached.

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Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
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Tim Christian
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
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Duane Smith
Gave $12,500 during a Challenge!
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matched a total of $7,500
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Michael Armbrecht
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Threase Harms
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Linda Cook
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Kerry Sutherland
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Dan Fick
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!