HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: BALL DELIVERS $100K GRANT FOR ALMA MATER PAWLING TO UPGRADE FITNESS CENTER
PAWLING, N.Y. – Students at Pawling High School are enjoying a new fitness center courtesy of a $100,000 state grant that Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has secured for his alma mater.
I was honored to deliver this grant for my high school,” Ball said. “The students and sports teams didn’t have an adequate fitness facility. I am happy that this funding has allowed the school to finally make this project a reality. This is a beautiful room that will be used by many generations to come.”
Many years ago, Pawling High School converted a storeroom into a weight room. The grant has allowed the school to completely renovate and expand the old room to create a much larger co-ed fitness center. The school added new fitness equipment, a rubber flooring, air conditioning, viewing windows and even a stereo for the students that use the facility.
Pawling High School Principal Helen Callen thanked Ball for the grant money, noting that the fitness room is getting plenty of use.
“The new fitness room is a beautiful addition to our school and is being used on a continual basis by our student athletes and coaches,” she said. “Our physical education and health teachers have also begun to incorporate the fitness room into their instructional programs so that all Pawling High School students can benefit from this facility.” (ARTICLE)