Georgetown Law Celebrates the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center

September 8, 2015 —

Georgetown Law’s Sport & Fitness Center has been named the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center in recognition of Ginsburg (L’78), whose generosity has made possible two beloved campus landmarks — the fitness center and the clock tower. 

Ginsburg (L’78) has helped create an endowed fund to support expenses related to the equipping, furnishing and maintenance of the center, which the Georgetown Law community has enjoyed since it opened in 2004. And on September 8, the community celebrated Ginsburg’s support and the naming of the center with family, friends, staff, faculty and students. 

At a luncheon that included Ginsburg and Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia reminded guests of the Jesuit tradition of cure personalis or “care of the whole person.” 

“The Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center embodies this commitment,” DeGioia said. “It’s a place designed to meet the holistic needs of our community … a place that enriches and strengthens our lives as individuals.”  

The center boasts a four-lane lap pool, locker rooms with whirlpools, fitness area, two group exercise studios, one spinning studio, two racquetball courts and 8,400 square feet of multi-purpose court space for basketball and volleyball. 

In the last year, there have been more than 82,000 check-ins at the state-of-the-art center, with more than 9,000 people participating in group exercise classes and more than 13,000 people using the pool. 

Regarding the clock tower, Treanor noted that Ginsburg felt strongly that the Law Center needed a focal point like other great colleges and universities. “It has truly become our symbol,” the dean said at the reception.

Attendees included Ginsburg’s daughter Laura Ginsburg Pierson (C’06, L’09), three sons and former Sen. John C. Culver, D-Iowa.

Ginsburg, a businessman and owner of Boardwalk Auto Group in Dallas, started his career on the Hill, working for Sen. Culver and former Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa. Ginsburg was a staff director and general counsel of the U.S. Senate’s Labor Subcommittee on Employment, Poverty and Migratory Labor. He later used his law degree to build a career in radio. 

“Certainly at this Law Center I had learned and I had achieved more than I ever thought I could,” Ginsburg told the crowd, noting that every day before law school classes, he worked out to stay healthy. “If you keep your body healthy and you keep your mind healthy, you will achieve more … you will be successful, and most of all, you’ll be proud of yourself.”

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