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Dreams coming true...

The Lou and Irene Bachrodt Center for Health and Fitness is slated for a December completion. Thanks to impetus from 2014's Bachrodt Challenge, Phase I of the school's Imagine Campaign's capital goal will be met.

The 18,000 square-foot gym will house two practice courts for use by student-athletes and physical education students. In other words, the Bachrodt Center will be open for use by all students.

The number of Boylan athletes and team sports has substantially increased since the introduction of girls' sports in the early 1970's. The school's practice space has not. From freshman to varsity, 24 boys' and girls' teams practice in various school sites. Some use off-campus facilities. Two new practice courts will provide greater practice space and availability.

The addition will memorialize Lou and Irene Bachrodt, two of the school's earliest benefactors and stalwart supporters. Sons Pat '64 and Lou '60 issued the Bachrodt Challenge to inspire donor matches of their $1 million gift. Donors met and exceeded their Challenge within 45 days.

Boylan Catholic's entire Center for Health and Fitness will be completed in three phases:

  • Phase I is the construction of two new practice courts and a hallway to link new construction to the existing building.
    Cost: $3,500,000
  • Phase II will include new girls' and boys' locker rooms and coaches' offices to be added to the practice court building.
    Cost: $2,000,000
  • Phase III calls for renovations to the Auxiliary Gym, training room, boys' locker room, athletic director's office, and weight room. New public restrooms will be added to this space.
    Cost: $920,000

Your support of these additions and renovations will build a renewed sense of pride and spirit in all who attend and visit our campus. For more information, contact Boylan Catholic's Advancement Office at 815.877.8008 or



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Contact Information:

Lynn C. McConville '68
Director of Advancement

Phone: (815) 877-8008
Fax: (815) 877-8098


Michele F. Brown '93
Associate Director of Advancement

Phone: (815) 316-2422
Fax: (815) 877-8098