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Gila Ridge PE Department receives $2,000 from Walmart

GRHS PE department The Gila Ridge High School Physical Education Department recently received $2,000 from a local Walmart store to help in purchasing new equipment.

The PE Department, chaired by Joe Daily, applied for a Community Grant at the Walmart located at 2501 S. Avenue B in Yuma. The grants range from $250 to $2,500.  

“We will be utilizing the money to purchase new PE Equipment and replacement equipment. For example, we are buying replacement volleyballs, new Washoe games, pennies, etc.,” said Daily. “In addition, we are also purchasing equipment for our physical training and physical training for athletes classes. We will be purchasing new curl bars.” 

Avenue B Walmart manager Jin Porter was on hand to present a check to Daily, PE department staff, and a small portion of the many students that will benefit from this donation.

“This will impact students by having more equipment to utilize and not having students wait for their peers to use the small amount of equipment we used to have,” Daily added. “This grant will help provide students an opportunity to be more engaged in the classroom and a more hands-on experience. We are so grateful for Walmart to provide this grant to our school and we appreciate their support for our community public schools.”

The Gila Ridge Physical Education department contains multiple classes available for students to choose from including; PE I, Physical Training which focuses on weight lifting, and Physical Training for Athletes which incorporates a variety of weightlifting and plyometric exercises for those looking to gain a competitive edge.

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org