The Salvation Army ~ Ray and Joan Kroc Center


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              <p><p>The 123,000 square-foot Coeur d'Alene Kroc Center redefines what a community center is all about. This unprecedented place of gathering and enrichment houses an array of education, sports, faith, arts and supportive programs never before assembled in the Inland Northwest. The programs, as well as the building itself, have been designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, to provide hope, and to transform the life of each and every member of the community. </p>
<p>??Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, had a clear vision in mind: build state-of-the-art recreational and arts facilities in underserved communities throughout the nation to ensure that all individuals have equal opportunities to grow their natural gifts and talents. In 2003, Mrs. Kroc passed away, and entrusted to The Salvation Army the largest gift ever given to a private charity for the express purpose of building and endowing Kroc Centers.??</p>

<p>A fulfillment of Joan Kroc's vision, The Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene, is a nearly $80 million investment in the community set amongst 12 acres off of Ramsey Road. The Kroc Center is comprised of four major components: a center of worship and performance venue, an aquatics center, fitness and recreation center, and special event facilities.</p></p>
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