Media Advisory - Allen Fitness Center Dedication

Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - Sept. 17, 1997
Contact: Judy Browning (562) 907-4216
Reference: 97-98/18


WHAT: Dedication of the George Allen Fitness Center

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Whittier College - Graham Athletics Center

ADD: Made possible by the generosity of friends and family of George Allen, who coached the Poet football team in to the championship in 1952 with a 9-1 record that was the "winningest" season in Whittier's history, the George Allen Fitness Center will house a variety of fitness equipment, including weight machines, free weights and treadmills and memorabilia from Allen's long and distinguished career as a football coach. Allen coached at Whittier from 1951 to 1956 before moving on to the NFL, where he led the Washington Redskins to the Super Bowl in 1972. He was named NFC Coach of the Year four times, and his 70.5 percent winning record was the second best in NFL history over 10 years.

Directions: Travel north on Painter Ave. from Whittier Blvd., left on Philadelphia. Right on Earlham to the athletics center parking lot.

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