INWOOD, W.Va. -- A new $2.1 million recreation center built with the help of a lottery millionaire has been dedicated in Inwood.
Media outlets report a ceremony was held Wednesday night for the W. Randy Smith Recreation Center.
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation and the W. Randy Smith Family Fund provided most of the funding for the project.
The foundation is a charitable fund established by Smith, who won a $79 million Powerball jackpot in 2010. He chose the $44 million cash option and pocketed $30 million after taxes.
"If you take a look at this building and see how well it's built and the price tag, it costs a lot to be first-class, but this is a first-class facility," said Smith, a former Berkeley County sheriff and magistrate. "It looks great. It's something I'm proud of."
The recreation center is located on the Musselman High School campus. The Berkeley County School Board donated land for the facility. The donation saved the parks department an estimated $1 million.
"Our partnership and collaboration on recreation in this community, it's so important that we each put our students first," said Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon. "To have this facility here is so very special. It will enhance what will someday be the largest high school in West Virginia, by population, because before we build another high school up here, they're going to continue to grow."
The building includes a large gymnasium with two full-sized basketball courts.
"I wondered if I would ever live to see an indoor recreation center in Berkeley County," said Steve Catlett, executive director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation. "I certainly didn't think I'd live to see a second recreation facility in Berkeley County, and to be standing here tonight to dedicate this building is an amazing, exciting event."