ABOUT THE SANTA FE FAMILY LIFE CENTER
"The mission of the Santa Fe Family Life Center is to improve the health of Oklahomans by providing sports and fitness programs for all abilities."The SFFLC does this in three ways: providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities and disadvantaged youth to participate in sports and fitness activities, fitness opportunities/memberships, and youth sports programming. This past year, the SFFLC donated over 1,500 hours of facility usage time to the local community, operated adaptive sports programming, provided health and fitness opportunities for underprivileged youth, and served over 9,000 kids in youth sports leagues. The SFFLC also partners with over 25 local nonprofits to assist their efforts in carrying out their respective missions.
In order to further live out its mission, the SFFLC has embraced the role of providing year-round adaptive sports programming. Adaptive sports are competitive sports for individuals with disabilities. The SFFLC is now the first facility in Central and Western Oklahoma to offer year-round multi-sport adaptive sports programming!
Conveniently located along Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City, the SFFLC offers a variety of sports from basketball to pickleball, health and wellness programs for members, charitable programs, and sports leagues. The Santa Fe Family Life Center ("SFFLC") began in 2007, expanding the healthy activities available at the facility and opening the doors to charitable organizations in the community. Prior to 2007, the SFFLC was a private tennis club, known as the Santa Fe Fitness & Racquet Club. Upon receiving the facility in 2007, the Knights of Columbus recognized the lack of a community recreation center serving individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma City, and set course to address this issue. In order to better serve the community, the Santa Fe Family Life Center added a swimming pool, and expanded the fitness and basketball programs. Today, the center is a comprehensive health club that provides fitness opportunities for the entire community. Click here for more membership information.
In addition to fitness and racquet membership opportunities, the SFFLC focuses on offering and promoting programs designed to empower disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities to achieve improved fitness and well-being. Membership at the SFFLC supports both the individual and our programs: we are the facility for ability! The SFFLC believes that finances should never be a barrier to healthy activities, and a scholarship program assists families unable to afford access to sports leagues or exercise facilities.
Our vision is to become Oklahoma's leader in providing healthy activities for all people.
The SFFLC carries out its mission by embracing the following core values:
- Integrity - Dealing honestly, truthfully, and accurately with all members, guests, and community partners.
- Service - Being involved in impacting our community in a positive way.
- Excellence - Challenging staff and those we serve to be passionate, indomitable, and effective in everything.
Support for the not-for-profit programs at the SFFLC is provided for by the contributions of generous individuals and organizations, and by hosting the John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards. The awards are presented to Oklahomans who through their philanthropic efforts have served our community in lasting and significant ways. For more information about the awards or to make a contribution, please see www.jfkaward.com.
The Santa Fe Family Life Center is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. In addition to the full-time staff, support for the center's activities is provided by volunteers from the Knights of Columbus Oklahoma Council 1038, our community partners, and various other individuals and organizations from the community. The Knights of Columbus are a signature sponsor of the John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards, and its members are an integral part of organizing the event. The Santa Fe Family Life Center's programs provide help to individuals in need through the Catholic tradition of service. Whether it is work with individuals with disabilities, youth, senior citizens, or health club members, the meaningful work that goes on in the SFFLC significantly benefits the health and fitness of thousands in our community.
Please contact our Executive Director James Timberlake to request a copy of our most recent audited financial statements or IRS Form 990.
With 55,000 square feet of space, the Santa Fe Family Life Center is the largest charitably-based multi-use recreation facility in the Oklahoma City metro area. Amenities include locker rooms, showers, dry sauna and towel service. We also have personal training services available to help you achieve your fitness goals. With flexible hours, a friendly staff, and immense space for all of our activities, we provide a fitness experience that is second to none! Click here for more membership information.
- Adaptive Sports
- Weight Training
- Personal Training
- Low Impact Aerobics
- Combo Cardio
- Power Step
- Silver Sneakers
- Virtual Group Exercise
Click here to take a virtual tour of the facility.