On October 31, 2011 The Salvation Army hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the Broad Creek commnity of Norfolk. The estimated $80 million project for the 80,000 square foot education, creative arts and recreational building to be built at the corners of Princess Ann Road and Ballentine Boulevard in Norfolk was a vision of Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc.
There will be a 280 seat chapel/theater that will offer various productions and worship opportunities. The multiple classrooms and party rooms available for community use and rental will assist with educational programs and large gymnasium and fitness area will offer various health and wellness programs to the community. The Kroc Center will also feature an aquatics area that includes a multiple story water slide, lazy river, zero-entry pool area and lap lanes.
Here are some videos and photos of the Ceremonial Groundbreaking that was held October 31, 2011
“Tomorrow Is Today” – Bruce Smith Kroc Campaign Spokesperson
“Our Communities In Kroc” Vice Mayor Anthony Burfoot City Of Norfolk
Commissioner David Jeffrey Presents Salvation Army “Others Award”
Mayor Paul D Fraim – City of Norfolk presents at Kroc Corps Groundbreaking
Mr Joshua P. Darden – Chairman, Kroc Endowment Campaign
What Is Kroc Center?