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Saban, wife funding new Tuscaloosa center with $1.25M gift

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is helping fund a new children’s center in Tuscaloosa. Officials announced Friday that Saban and his wife ...

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is helping fund a new children’s center in Tuscaloosa.

Officials announced Friday that Saban and his wife Terry are making a $1 million donation for what will become the Saban Center. Saban’s private foundation, Nick’s Kids, will donate another $250,000.

The more than 100,000-square-foot complex will be located in the existing Tuscaloosa News building near downtown. It will be updated as a home to the Tuscaloosa Public Library, a hands-on children’s museum and the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theater.

City leaders voted to buy the newspaper building for nearly $8 million in October

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