Congratulations to everyone associated with the recent upgrades at the Marietta High School athletic facilities.
Work done recently and in the near future adds up to more than $60,000 and it was paid for mostly with private donations. That's right, community support helped pay for much of the renovation of the weight room. Much of the donations came in the form of donated labor. Clearly, supporters have been willing to put their muscle into what's close to their hearts - Marietta Tigers sports.
Last year's Marietta football coach Bob Springer gets a lion's share of the credit for seeing the renovations through to completion. Athletic Director Rick Guimond said the upgraded facilities will be used by virtually every member of the school' athletic program. That's called making the most of what you have.
Other projects done through the recent renovations include upgrades in the girls locker room. Girls basketball coach Scott Cozens says the new atmosphere in the girls locker room makes the team members feel special and appreciated by the community.
In the future, plans call for upgrades of the gym scoreboard designed to improve the fan experience.
Marietta sports fans are truly fortunate that private citizens have stepped up to shoulder the load to accomplish the recent and future upgrades.
Keep up the good work on the field of play and off.