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Donnie Williams Center Mission

The Donnie Williams Center integrates health and wellness curriculum and programs into St. Mary’s Ryken and the larger Southern Maryland community to benefit our students, staff and friends of SMR. The Donnie Williams Center is a centralized, all-inclusive wellness facility, designed to strengthen, inspire and empower our entire community on their journey toward a balanced and healthier lifestyle. Aligned with the St. Mary’s Ryken mission and Xaverian Brothers’ core values, the Donnie Williams Center is a place to gather, to connect and to explore wellness through intellectual, occupational, physical, social, emotional and spiritual activities.

Donnie Williams was a proud alumnus of St. Mary’s Ryken high school and successful businessman.  The Donnie Williams Center is a tribute to Donnie’s belief in the power of education, physical fitness, and community for all.  

Beloved Donnie Williams

A member of the Ryken High School Class of 1971, Donnie Williams attributed much of his success to the values and discipline he was taught by the Xaverian Brothers.

The St. Mary’s Ryken community is grateful for the support from the Donnie Williams Foundation. It is our pledge to honor Donnie’s legacy by staying true to the Xaverian Brother’s values and ensuring the Donnie Williams Center is a facility where students, faculty, staff and the community are always welcome.

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  • Tour the Donnie Williams Center

    Families are invited to tour our campus and learn more about what St. Mary’s Ryken offers students.

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First Game in DWC

The SMR Volleyball team held the first game in the Donnie Williams Center in September 2019.

A Modern, Spacious

Health & Wellness Center

The Donnie Williams Center is a 48,000 square foot modern, spacious facility for many types of school, community, spiritual and sporting events.

Similar to facilities on college campuses, the center bridges the upper and lower campus, and provides space for our school community and friends of SMR to host events. With new health and wellness classes, athletic training facilities, a basketball and volleyball court – this multipurpose facility also includes a stage, inside and outside gathering spaces for students, multipurpose rooms, gymnasium, locker rooms, concessions, campus store, outdoor patio and common areas.

This facility is the home for graduation ceremonies, all-school Mass, prom and alumni events.

  • The Donnie Williams Center Receives Prestigious Gold LEED Certification

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48,000 Sq. Ft. Health and Wellness Facility

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Donnie Williams Exterior Night
Donnie Williams Exterior Christmas 2020
Performance Court Full View
Performance Court
Performance Court Volley Ball Game
Donnie Williams Center First Level Overlook
Strength and Conditioning Room Close Up
Strength and Conditioning Room
Donnie Williams Center Athletic Training Room
Donnie Williams Center Athletic Training Room Exterior View
Donnie Williams Center Second Floor Walkway

Health & Wellness Classes Open to the Public

Yoga Class Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation methods of yoga. Improved flexibility, balance, and strength will be emphasized. 

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Community Rental Opportunities Available

For information about community rentals and rental space, please contact Mr. Brian Loewe at or 301-475-7687.