Omaha Public Radio News
9:47 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Omaha's Kroc Center opens next month

Omaha, NE – Omaha's Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opens November 16.

Joan Kroc, the widow of McDonalds founder Ray Kroc, left $1.6 billion to the Salvation Army. Those funds are being used to build Kroc Centers nationwide. In Omaha, the Kroc Center is located at 28th and Y Streets. The Salvation Army of Omaha received $60 million of the Kroc Center funding. Another $15 million was raised locally.

Omaha Kroc Center spokeswoman Molly Skold says private rentals and an open house begin November ninth, with public tours ongoing through November 15th. The Center officially opens November 16th. It features:

-A 3-gymnasium complex
-aquatic center
-fitness center
-education and recreation centers
-a 600 seat assembly hall
-a 400 seat fellowship hall
-chapel
-athletic fields

You can learn more about Omaha's Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at www.omahakroc.org.