Fort Mojave Indian Tribe to celebrate New Year’s Eve with grand opening of new wellness center
NEEDLES — The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe commemorates the completion of the tribe’s new Macavch Wellness Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration to be held from 8 p.m. MST Monday, Dec. 31, to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Completed within just a year, the wellness center is the first of several future development projects slated for completion as part of the tribe’s master plan. The 48, 598 square-foot facility, designed by Mittelstaedt Cooper & Associates, will mark the first step in the tribe’s long-range plan of providing innovative and comprehensive health and fitness services to the tribal community.
The wellness center will offer a multi-sport court gymnasium with an elevated running track around its perimeter; plus several fitness areas including free weights, fitness equipment and TRX cross fit stations. Other rooms in the facility will have a multi-purpose function, including classrooms and a teaching kitchen. The center will offer a lap pool and spa as well as a children’s service area and juice bar.
Not only will the grand opening mark the launching of the tribe’s new wellness efforts, it will also be a New Year’s Eve celebration of sobriety for tribal members and their families. The event will feature several family–oriented activities and games along with sobriety talking circles, drum groups and speakers as well as a candlelight vigil and bird singing and dancing.
The wellness center is located at 10400 S. Dunes Rd. in Mohave Valley.