UVI renames Sports and Fitness Center to honor Elridge Blake Sports

The University of the Virgin Islands’ main athletics facility on its St. Thomas campus has now been renamed to honor a Virgin Islander whose athletics and academic achievements in the territory span decades.

In a Friday morning ceremony, university officials renamed UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center for Elridge Blake, a St. Thomas native who helped develop the Historically Black College and University’s athletics program in the mid-1970s.