Thursday, August 30, 2012

Media advisory--Point Loma High School Kicks Off 2012 Football Season by Dedicating New Turf Field and Weight Room

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Aug. 30, 2012
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter 619-546-3378

Point Loma High School Kicks Off 2012 Football Season by Dedicating New Turf Field and Weight Room

WHAT:  Point Loma High School is inviting students, parents, staff and community members to celebrate the completion of its new synthetic turf football field and new weight room as it kicks off the 2012 football season.

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 1; at 2 p.m. (see other times associated with visuals)

WHERE: Point Loma High School football stadium, 2335 Chatsworth Boulevard (92106) The stadium is located on the north end of the campus. Media parking will be available on site. Enter the ramp off Chatsworth Boulevard (see enclosed map). Park on the tennis courts (see map).

VISUALS: Presentation of colors by Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, ribbon-cutting ceremony, football toss to open the 2012 season, tours of new weight room (before and after the ceremony), and varsity football game (starts at 3 p.m.)

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Barbara Samilson, principal; Scott Barnett, Board of Education vice president; Jason Peugh, Point Loma HS ASB president; Kevin Falconer, city councilman; Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of Facilities Planning and Construction/Prop. S. Parents, staff and other students will also be available for interviews. (Interviews available in English and Spanish)

BACKGROUND: On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Proposition S, so that San Diego Unified School District could repair, renovate and revitalize district schools. By law, bond funds cannot pay for teachers' or administrators' salaries.

New Weight Room
This project involved constructing a new 3,190-square-foot weight room and exercise facility at Point Loma High. The facility is located adjacent to the track and football field on land previously occupied by district portables that were demolished in 2008. The building is fully compliant with the American's with Disabilities Act, and all physical education classes and athletes at Point Loma High will use the new facility that features state-of-the-art equipment. The design and construction partners for this facility were gkkworks Architectural Services and M.A. Stevens Construction.

The $675,070 construction project was funded by Prop. S, while the new weight room's exercise equipment was funded by a $90,000 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Lowe's Toolbox for EducationT Champions Grant. Started by race car driver and San Diego native, Jimmie Johnson, the foundation is dedicated to assisting children, families and communities in need throughout the United States

Field Replacement  
This $1,434,196 project involves 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. All physical education classes and athletes at Point Loma HS will be able to use the renovated field as well. The design/construction partner on this Prop. S project was Byrom-Davey Construction.

Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
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