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$5 million gift will pay for athletic upgrades at Georgetown University

News release: A $5 million donation, the largest ever received by the Department of Athletics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will be used to expand and upgrade athletic facilities on campus. Alumnus Edward Shaw and his wife, Irene Shaw, intend to direct $4 million to the construction of the Intercollegiate Athletics Center, a 144,000-square-foot facility that will have practice gymnasiums, an academic center, and spaces for strength and conditioning, sports medicine and additional locker rooms. It will be the first new athletics facility on campus in more than 60 years. The remaining $1 million will pay for upgrades to the university's soccer field.

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