Atlanta Jewish Academy will begin construction on an athletic center for its unified Sandy Springs campus early in 2018, the day school has announced.

The Vivian Zisholtz z”l Sportsmanship Center will embody and encourage values that were important to Zisholtz, a mother of four alumni of AJA’s predecessor schools, Greenfield Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva Atlanta High School.

Zisholtz, an occupational therapist who was a beloved volunteer at the schools and Congregation Beth Jacob, died in August at age 58.

The Zisholtz Sportsmanship Center will be used for athletics, wellness programs and community service efforts, and AJA plans to see whether other schools and organizations want to take advantage of the space.

Jay Cinnamon is leading the project for AJA.