Mashouf Wellness Center to open with ribbon-cutting, reception and fitness demonstrations


SAN FRANCISCO – August 28, 2017 - San Francisco State University will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mashouf Wellness Center tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 p.m. A reception and a variety of demonstrations guaranteed to get hearts thumping will follow, including a log-rolling competition and yoga, kickboxing, climbing wall, Zumba and belly dancing demonstrations.

The new building at the corner of Lake Merced and Font boulevards has been under construction since the summer of 2015 and represents the first major on-campus construction since The Village at Centennial Square student housing complex was completed in 2001.

The $86.5 million center was funded by student fees and private donations, including a lead gift from Mashouf, founder of the women's fashion brand bebe. The facility will be open to students, staff, faculty and alumni of SF State.


WHAT: Grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mashouf Wellness Center

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 p.m. 

WHO: Speakers at the event will include:

-SF State President Les Wong

-Alumnus Manny Mashouf

-South San Francisco Mayor Pradeep Gupta

-Daly City Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo

-Campus Recreation Director Pamela Su

-Associated Students President Jackie Foley

-Claudia Arquero, Mikayla Reichold and Robert Ruiz, Campus Recreation Student Managers

WHERE: Mashouf Wellness Center, Lake Merced and Font boulevards


Photo opportunities:

1:30-4 p.m.: Open climbing on the climbing wall

1:30-4 p.m.: Fitness circuit challenge

1:45-2:15: Race the Gator on the indoor track

2-2:30 p.m.: Basketball three-point shoot-out

3-3:30 p.m.: Log-rolling competition in the natatorium activity pool

Media interested in attending the event may RSVP by contacting Mary Kenny in University Communications at (415) 338-1665 or

Read more about the center here