SAISD and City celebrate near completion of sports courts to benefit school and community

SAISD and City celebrate near completion of sports courts to benefit school and community


On Dec. 20, Rhodes Middle School served 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.