In honor and memory of former Fort Hays State University student Shane Gottschalk, the Tiger Wellness Center will host Shane Strong Fit Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the FHSU Wellness Center.
Gottschalk, who recently passed away after a battle with cancer, was an employee of the Tiger Wellness Center.
"Shane took great pride in his body, and fitness was a big part of his life," said Emily Washburn, assistant director of Tiger Wellness Center. "He spent much of his time at the wellness center challenging himself."
The event features workouts at designated times, or participants can come to workout on their own. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in the wellness center. Walking and running begins at 9:15 a.m. Zumba and bootcamp will take place at 10 a.m., and, at 11 a.m., participants can do the Hero Workout and Crossfit.
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver to participate in the workouts.
Free will donations will be accepted. Donations can be mailed to FHSU Wellness Attn: Emily Washburn, 600 Park St., Hays, KS 67601.
"He was a man who showed a great passion for life," said Washburn. "His strength and character will never be forgotten. He was a champion and a fighter who inspired so many."