I heard from some parents this great news - Ingraham High school is receiving "RISE UP" funds from ESPN to refinish their gym floor, renovate the bleachers and renovate the weight and locker rooms. Ingraham is one of four high schools selected by ESPN. There will be a story on Ingraham on ESPN in the fall after the improvements are made. From the ESPN story:
Currently players can’t take postgame showers because there is no hot water. The weight room is filled with weights from the “1970’s ‘Let’s Get Physical’ videos,” as co-host Chris Spielman put it. Football co-head coach Gene O’Hara said that Ingraham is the “laughing stock” when opposing teams visit their facilities.
“When you look around here, you walk into a time warp in 1959 when the school was built. Same lockers, same everything,” Floe said. “This is an opportunity to upgrade the facilities to meet the needs of today’s athlete.”
And why Ingraham?
Several banners line the windows near the top of the Ingraham High School gymnasium. They give a sense of what Ram athletics are all about.
Sportsmanship, 2004. Sportsmanship, 2005. Sportsmanship, 2006. Sportsmanship, 2007. Sportsmanship 2008. You get the picture.
Their athletic department is all about teamwork and sportsmanship. Good job, Ingraham!