Three local schools add weight rooms

Published 10:46 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The new 5,000-square foot facility will be available to use for the entire student body.

Jemison Quarterback Club member Brad Jackson said that when they finish the facility, “the keys will be handed over to the principal and athletic director.” He added that the multi-purpose facility is “another benefit to the students.”

He said that having another indoor facility would allow teams and other groups to use it instead of having to fit into the gymnasium and auditorium.

He said, for example, the baseball coach could use the facility instead of the baseball field if he wanted to have early morning pitching practice or if the archery team needed somewhere to shoot, the facility would allow for it. He said that the facility is not just for the football team but also for the whole athletic department and student body.

The facility has new restrooms that patrons can use whenever they attend sporting events at Jemison High School. The new facility is located near the football stadium, next to the field house.

Chilton County circuit clerk Glenn McGriff and Sen. Cam Ward were instrumental in getting the $25,000 grant a year and a half ago that allowed them to begin raising funds. Jackson also added that club President Joey Gillespie, Vice President Mark Bolton, Adam Plier and the rest of the club members were major parts of the fundraising process.