In a fun twist on a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, this week’s official opening of the new 40,000-square-foot facility at Star Hill Family Athletic Center in Tolland, Conn. featured a cutting of a “ribbon” of swimming pool line with floats, instead of a fabric ribbon.
Funding for the entire complex was made possible by the Connecticut Community Investment Corporation’s (CTCIC) via the SBA 504 financing program in partnership with Rockville Bank. This project marks the first athletic facility in the Northern part of Connecticut to utilize this type of financing. The facility was constructed by Orlando Annulli and Sons, Inc.
The Star Hill Family Athletic Center includes a fitness and aquatics center, and 6,500 square feet of retail and medical space for related businesses. Its 105,000-square-foot adjacent athletic dome opened less than a year ago.
PICTURED (left to right):
- William J. McGurk, President & CEO of Rockville Bank, which provided the loan to the Center.
- Jack Maloney, a partner of Star Hill Family Athletic Center;
- U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney;
- Mark S. Cousineau, President of the Connecticut Community Investment Corporation, which facilitated
the SBA 504 financing for the project;
- Bill MacLean, a manager and working partner of the Star Hill Family Athletic Center;
- Mike Smida, a manager and working partner of the Star Hill Family Athletic Center;
- Lon Annulli, a partner of Star Hill Family Athletic Center and owner of Orlando Annulli and Sons, Inc.,
which constructed the facility;
- Connecticut Sen. Tony Guglielmo; and
- Connecticut State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt.