Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pt. Loma Point Loma Pointers get new weight room

Pointers' new weight room  The Pointers of Point Loma High School have a new 3,000-square-foot weight room and exercise facility that all physical education classes and athletes at the school can use.

The new building is located west of the school's track and football field, on land previously occupied by district portables that were demolished in 2008. The construction of the building was funded by more than $816,000 in Proposition S funds, which can only be used for capital improvement projects.

The facility is fully compliant with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and features wood frame construction, an exterior stucco finish, metal roof construction, ADA-compliant paths of travel, insulated walls and ceilings, operable double-pane windows, and roll-up doors. In addition, a fire lane was constructed adjacent to the building.

New weight room building The new weight room’s exercise equipment was funded by a $90,000 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Lowe's Toolbox for Education™ 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.

For more information on the project, contact the Prop. S Communications Office at 619-725-7252 or You may also contact the school directly at 619-223-3121.