Celebration of newly refurbished SAISD sports courts
What: Celebration of newly refurbished SAISD sports courts to be open to
communities through agreement with City to promote active, healthy
Where: Rhodes Middle School, 3000 Tampico St.
Event will begin in the gym, followed by the first serve outdoors on the
just-resurfaced and freshly painted tennis court
When: Dec. 20 (Thursday), 10:45 a.m.
Who: Dr. Sylvester Perez, SAISD interim superintendent
David Medina, Jr., city councilman District 5
Dr. Thomas Schlenker, director of health, Metro Health
Rhodes MS star tennis player
Principals and students
On Thursday (Dec. 20), Rhodes Middle School will serve as the host site for a ceremony celebrating the near completion of newly refurbished sports courts that will be open for public use at four SAISD schools thanks to a partnership between SAISD and the City (Metropolitan Health District).
The improved courts represent milestones in promoting healthy, active lifestyles among members of those communities. A $111,000 grant from the City to SAISD funded the much-needed rebuilding or resurfacing of tennis and/or basketball courts at the four campuses. The funding comes from the Communities Putting Prevention to Work federal grant the city received to help fight obesity.
Under the grant:
• Lowell Middle School’s basketball court received a new asphalt surface;
• Rhodes Middle School’s two tennis courts were resurfaced;
• Rogers Middle School’s two tennis courts were resurfaced and
• Young Women’s Leadership Academy’s dual-use tennis/basketball court was refurbished.
These outdoor sports facilities will be available for public use after school hours and on weekends, under a shared-used agreement between SAISD and the City.
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