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College Opens St. Joe's Sports Dome and Launches SC Elite Program

Published Mar 24, 2017

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The SC Elite program will provide health, fitness and nutritional growth to youth and adults in the surrounding area.

Schoolcraft College is proud to announce a  sponsorship with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System with the opening of the St. Joe’s Sports Dome, located on the Schoolcraft College campus.  The opening of the St. Joe’s Sports Dome also launches Schoolcraft College’s SC Elite Program, a collaboration with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, MercyElite Sports Performance, the Legacy Center, the Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club, and the Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Department.

SC Elite is dedicated to the growth of youth and adult sports on the I-275 corridor of metropolitan Detroit. SC Elite combines performance nutrition (from the Schoolcraft College Culinary Art Department featuring Chef Shawn Loving) with performance training from MercyElite (individuals) and the Legacy Group (teams), and health care excellence provided by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

As health sponsor for Schoolcraft College's SC Elite program, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System will have a number of initiatives in place.  The health system's MercyElite Sports Performance program will continue to provide athletic training and sports performance services to the Michigan Wolves & Hawks youth soccer teams within the St. Joe's Sports Dome.   MercyElite also will now have permanent space inside the dome to provide sports performance training to other local teams, including Strength and Conditioning and Speed and Agility Training.

In addition, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System will open a 6,000-squarefoot Urgent Care and Student Health Center on the Schoolcraft College Campus this summer  on the first floor of the Jeffress Center at the corner of 7 Mile and Haggerty Road.  Offering walk-in medical care, Urgent Care fills the need for non-emergency minor illness and injury such as sprains, wounds requiring stitches, rashes and illnesses such as cold and flu.  As Schoolcraft's first-ever campus Student Health Center, the site also will provide staff and students with employee health and other student health services, such as physicals.  

MercyElite will be growing their services on campus through an expansion of the school recreation center to enable MercyElite to provide further sports performance and training programs and on–site sports medicine physician services.   

"Serving as Schoolcraft's official health sponsor is an exciting next step in our longstanding relationship," said Dave Spivey, chief integration officer for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and president and CEO of St. Mary Mercy Livonia hospital. "We are excited to not only help the college care for their local students and staff, but to bring wellness efforts out into the community to help people lead healthier lives and make an impact on the health of the local community.”

Schoolcraft College will support the SC Elite program with facilities, excellent academic programming and nutrition education tailored to the elite developing athlete. SC Elite members will train in the St. Joe’s Sports Dome and the Schoolcraft College Fitness Center and be exposed to Schoolcraft College’s academic programs to attain college credits. The Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Department will provide healthy menu options in the Ocelot Café, at the St. Joe’s Sports Dome, and healthy living recipes to maximize athletic performance.   

The Legacy Center will provide team oriented athletic development coaching and programming, including camps, clubs and leagues for athletic excellence in volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, lacrosse and basketball. The Legacy Team will bring their programming concepts from their home site located Brighton, MI to the Schoolcraft College campus to service families along the I-275 corridor.

St. Joe's Sports Dome and Partners

About Schoolcraft College
Schoolcraft College is a public community college, offering classes at and online at www.schoolcraft.edu. The college enrolls more than 30,000 students each year in both credit programs and continuing education and professional development (non-credit) courses. The college has 70 different academic majors and programs leading to a skills certificate, certificate, associate degree, or post-associate certificate. Students can also take advantage of bachelor degree-level courses and programs offered by several university partners onsite or transfer credits to other four-year institutions saving time and money in pursuit of a bachelor’s or higher degree.

About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, and 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.  Combined, the five hospitals are licensed for 1,553 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 16,200 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians.   SJMHS has annual operating revenues of about $1.9 billion and returns about $120 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs.

SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Mich. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 97,000 people, has annual operating revenues of about $15.8 billion and assets of about $23.4 billion. Additionally, the organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit stjoeshealth.org

About the Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club
The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club is a premier level soccer club based in Livonia, Michigan that provides a unique opportunity for the serious, skilled and dedicated soccer players.  The club was formed in 1974, and is a 501c-3 non-profit organization.  michiganwolveshawks.com

About the Legacy Center Sports Complex
“Legacy Center Sports Complex is the Midwest’s premier multi sport facility and program provider. Established in 2012, Legacy’s mission is to create better athletes, better players and better people by offering world-class programming and facilities for athletes of all ages and skill sets. The Legacy Center consists of a 90 acre campus that offers a first class learning environment in Brighton and support facility located at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, experience the Legacy Difference and learn more about their programs, leagues and club sports by visiting LegacyCenterMichigan.com Your Legacy Starts Here”