A $3,362 health education grant will help buy equipment for the Wellington High School fitness center.
The facility is used for athletics and faculty and staff wellness. Physical education teacher Pete Keenan has also worked weight training and cardiovascular fitness into his classes.
But superintendent Tom Tucker said the fitness center needs equipment.
That’s where the grant from the Fisher-Titus Medical Center comes in. It will help purchase an elliptical machine, lat bar, 10-pound bumper plates, curling bars, and more.
Swipe cards will be used to monitor how many adults use the equipment. Along with the adults and coaches, specified classes and teams will be able to frequent the facility with close adult supervision.
Fisher-Titus gave $35,359 this year to nine school districts in a bid to make math, science, and health education fun for students.
“We are so excited and proud to continue this long-standing tradition,” said hospital president Lorna Strayer. “We recognize your strong commitment to the community we serve.”
Since 1996, 193 grants exceeding $830,000 have been awarded through this program.