Point Loma High School Kicks Off 2012 Football Season

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cutting the ribbon for the new state-of-the-art weight room at Point Loma High are, from left, Byron Wear, former San Diego City Council member; Grace Curran, varsity cheerleading captain; Kevin Faulconer, San Diego City Council president pro tem; Josh Morse, Lisa Tumbiolo, Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of the school district’s Facilities Planning & Construction; Scott Barnett, San Diego Unified School District Board of Education vice president; Mike Hastings, head football coach (back); and Justine Gibson, varsity cheerleading captain.

Dedicates New Turf Field and Weight Room

Point Loma High School invited students, parents, staff and community members to kick off its 2012 football season and to celebrate the completion of its new synthetic turf football field and new weight room on Saturday, Sept 1. Board President John Lee Evans, Board Vice President Scott Barnett and City Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer were guest speakers at the dedication ceremony held on the 50-yard-line of the new field. Principal Barbara Samilson welcomed guests, and Vice Principal Kevin Gormly emceed the event that included the presentation of colors by the schools’ Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a ceremonial football toss that marked the opening of the football season.

All physical education classes and athletes at Point Loma High will use the new facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Both the field and weight room projects were constructed using Proposition S capital improvement funds that cannot be used for teachers’ or administrators’ salaries.

The $1,434,196 field project involved the replacement of the existing 11-year-old, 107,000-square-foot synthetic turf football field at Point Loma High. The new field includes new synthetic turf, game markings, and a new drainage and cleaning system. The design/construction partner on this Prop. S project was Byrom-Davey Construction.

This weight room project involved constructing a new 3,190-square-foot weight room and exercise facility located adjacent to the track and football field on land previously occupied by district portables demolished in 2008.

The new weight room’s exercise equipment was funded by a $90,000 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Lowe’s Toolbox for Education™ Champions Grant. Started by race car driver and San Diego native, Jimmie Johnson.

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