Fitness Center Paid for with $90K in Local Donations
MEDWAY — Superintendent Armand Pires is pleased to announce that the Medway Public School’s new fitness center at Medway High School will be unveiled next week.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Medway High School, 88 Summer St., Medway
Speaking at the unveiling event will be Medway Board of Selectmen Chair John Foresto, Medway School Committee Chair Susan Dietrich and Superintendent Armand Pires
Those in attendance will include booster organizations, town officials, school committee members, coaches, school administrators and students.
The state-of-the-art fitness center was fully funded by $90,000 in generous donations from local sports boosters, fundraising organizations and athletics and education supporters.
“Without the tremendous donations we received, this new fitness center would not have been possible,” Superintendent Pires said. “Our students receive such great support from the members of the Medway community. Not only will the center be open to our sports programs, but all Medway students will be able to take advantage of this great space for health and exercise.”
The school’s old fitness center opened when Medway High School first opened in 2004. The equipment has since become outdated and the space was too small for the school’s needs. That space will now become an area for aerobics. The new fitness center is located just down the hall.
The fitness center is 2088-square-feet and features equipment from Cybex Treadmills, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength.
All students will be able to use the fitness center after school from 2:45-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, when Strength Coach Dale Fingar will be supervising. Athletics teams will also be able to sign up to use it as a group with their coaches.
Athletic Trainer Sean Powers and Fingar held an orientation on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to show students and staff members how to properly use the equipment.
The new fitness center was made possible through generous donations from the following groups and organizations:
- Medway Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.
- Medway High School Boosters
- Medway High School Soccer Boosters
- Medway Youth Football and Cheer
- Medway Community Education
- Medway High School Field Hockey Boosters
- Medway Lions Club
- The Alex Handy Fund for Youth Safety
- Medway Foundation for Education
- Medway High School Girls Volleyball Boosters
- Medway Mustangs Gridiron Club Inc.
- Town of Medway
- Medway High School Basketball Boosters
- Medway High School Gold Boosters
- Medway Secondary Parent Teacher Organization
- Medway High School Lacrosse Inc.
- Medway Youth Flag Football
A plaque with the names of the donors will be placed outside the entrance of the center.