Cushing's newest building, the Watkins Field House, a 30,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, $12 million athletic center was dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The facility has been constructed along Pleasant Street between the baseball field and the Joseph R. Curry Academic Center, and echoes the design of our historic Main Building and other nearby buildings.
The gymnasium space includes one college regulation court that runs the length of the building. Two more courts—both high school regulation—run perpendicular to that court. Multiple courts allow for more court time for both teams and individual students, enabling us to provide more practice time for our indoor sports. The facility includes locker rooms for faculty, officials, visiting teams, and boys’ and girls’ home teams.
This fitness center is more than 3,000 square feet—more than double the size of our former fitness area—and it will be more flexible than our old fitness space, enabling us to more efficiently meet the needs of our large and diverse community. The Watkins Field House has space for weight and strength training, as well as group exercise.
Gifts have helped make this center a reality, but we still have some money left to raise to reach our $6 million goal. A gift of $150 will enable you to have your name engraved on a brick near the new facility. For a gift of $500, we’ll engrave a paver, and for a gift of $1,000, we’ll put your name on a locker. To make a gift right now, visit our secure online giving site
If you'd like to make a leadership level gift to name a space in the Watkins Field House, please contact the Cushing Academy Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-827-7400. We'll help you craft a gift that will benefit both you and the Academy.