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Rotary Club hosts guest speaker

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Indiana University Associate Athletic Director Chuck Crabb (left) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Brazil. Chuck is pictured with his father, Brazil Rotarian Kenny Crabb.
The Rotary Club of Brazil recently hosted Indiana University Associate Athletic Director Chuck Crabb.

Crabb, son of Rotarian Kenny Crabb, was the guest speaker for the club Feb. 8.

Chuck has been with Indiana since 1976. While at the Feb. 8 meeting, he discussed his experiences while with the university.

When Chuck arrived at IU, there were only 10 men's and seven women's athletic teams.

Now, however, the university runs on a $60 million budget and has more than 640 student-athletes. Currently, Chuck has 14 staff members working under him.

Chuck told Brazil Rotarians IU has been in the "expansion and renovation mode," regarding its athletic facilities around its campus.

The university recently made some renovations to Memorial Stadium at the north end zone, which now houses the Athletic Administration, along with a 25,000-square foot weight room and a 500-square foot banquet room.

Chuck also said the university built the Shuel Academic Center, which houses computer rooms, study tables and academic advisors to help the student-athletes.

Chuck also told the Rotarians the university was involved in the Super Bowl this year as it was asked to lend the New York Giants their pads, tackling dummies and other football equipment for practice needs.

The club meets regularly each Wednesday at The Renaissance Reception and Conference Center, 101 W. National Ave., Brazil.

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