BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WMTV)-A Wayland Academy graduate is giving back to his alma mater.

Class of 1974 graduate Jim Janik and his wife Susan donated $1 million to improve the Wayland Academy Field House.

The Field House, built in 1967, has three full-size basketball courts, a gym, a sports medicine room, and a capacity of 600 people. One of its original uses was to house the Milwaukee Bucks summer training camp.

During his time playing sports at Wayland, Janik was named the football team’s Most Valuable Player, selected to the All-Conference Basketball Team, and was the third-best hitter in baseball in the conference.

“By investing in our excellent athletic facilities, Mr. Janik is not only investing in future generations of Wayland student-athletes, but is also helping to position Wayland and Beaver Dam as an attractive, centrally located community for hosting sporting events. all types. , levels and sizes,” said school principal Jason Warnick.

Although details of the improvements have not yet been finalized, Warnick said the exterior, branding elements and interior of the Field House are on the list of needed renovations.

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