Topping Out Celebration of Young Family Athletic Center planned

Event happening September 8 at 3:30 p.m.

The Young Family Athletic Center (YFAC) project hits a milestone next week as community members will come together to witness and celebrate one of the last pieces of steel to be placed in the facility’s frame at a Topping Out Ceremony.

“We hope everyone can make it out to celebrate progress to this project, which we hope to follow with a ribbon-cutting next fall,” said Jason Olsen, City of Norman Parks & Recreation Director. “The YFAC furthers the citizen-initiated Norman Forward mission to fund and create quality of life projects for our community.”

Residents are welcome to visit a work site trailer in the northeast end of the Embassy Suites parking lot, 2501 Conference Drive, beginning Sept. 6 during traditional business hours to sign the piece of steel to be placed.

The YFAC will consist of an indoor aquatic center for swim competitions, multi-sport gymnasium with eight basketball courts and 12 volleyball courts, sports performance center, and physician clinics. It is funded at a cost of $36 million and made possible by Norman voters, the Trae Young Family Foundation, University North Park Tax Increment District, and Norman Regional Health Systems.