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Newtown Sports Training Center Opens as a Field Hospital


Health clubs around the world are doing their part to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it’s through holding membership payments or offering free online workouts. But Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) is taking it one step further.

Jim Worthington, the owner of Newtown Athletic Club, reached out to local, state and federal governments to offer their facilities and the Newtown Sports Training Center for any emergency use during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bucks County Emergency Services accepted Newtown’s offer and is ready to start taking patients in the Newtown Sports Training Center. The center is a 40,000-square-foot indoor field house designed for sports activities, special events and more. This space will hold 300-plus beds for overflow hospital needs.

Newtown’s statement read, “as a large open indoor space, it is perfectly suited to house this type of temporary emergency service. Having this overflow space available so close to area hospitals is critical to dealing effectively with the potential community need during this time.”

“The NAC, since 1978, has stood as a staple and cornerstone of the community during some of our nation’s most difficult and trying times,” said Worthington, in a statement. “This hard time is no different. It is our privilege to be able to contribute and support our community in this small way.”

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown is the assistant editor for Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at taylor@peakemedia.com

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