The Boner Fitness & Learning Center at the Chase Legacy Building emerged as a community partnership that created a menu of services for youth, families, seniors, neighborhood residents and serves as a major hub for comprehensive, holistic programming. Originated from the quality of life plan, this working plan aimed to revitalize an entire neighborhood and was included in Indianapolis’ bid for the 2012 Super Bowl – which helped to secure this monumental event. After our city was named as the host site, the National Football League donated a $1 million capital gift towards the creation of a Youth Education Town (YET). Each site is unique in its operations, partners, and programming based upon the mission and vision of each organization.
The community capitalized upon this opportunity and raised an additional $10 million to build upon YET and created Boner Fitness & Learning Center at the Chase Legacy Center which tapped into the possibility of widespread community change.
The Center opened its doors on February 7, 2012 following the momentum of Super Bowl XLVI. Our facility features a full-service fitness facility, state-of-the-art media studio, mobile computer lab, educational greenhouse and garden, instructional kitchen and art studio. With an equal emphasis on education and fitness, our main goals are to:
- Provide comprehensive programming to the Near Eastside community that will improve the quality of life for residents of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances
- Provide targeted educational programs that will enable students to achieve academic success
- Enable the Arsenal Technical campus to be a comprehensive “community school” in Indiana