Excelsior High School on Wednesday, September 11th, opened its expanded and renovated Strength Training Facility (Gym) called The Equator.
Past Students and Corporate Jamaica funded the $4 million project. The creation is a 5,700 sq ft facility housing 3 Changing Rooms, a Coaches Office, Treatment and Recovery Area and a Gym Floor equipped with machines and free weights to develop the total athlete.
Excelsior, the school that participates in the most ISSA Competitions, now has the largest Strength Training Facility for a High School in Jamaica.
The building, previously used for the Industrial Arts Department, was where the Award Winning Bob Marley Featuring Lauryn Hill Music video “Turn Your Light Down Low” was filmed in 1999.
The ceremony, which was attended by many prominent Excelsiorians, had Raymond Walker, Chairman & CEO of Caribbean Assurance Brokers, as the keynote speaker. He shared information on his years at Excelsior as a student-athlete, in particular, his experience of competing at Champs and the Penn Relays.
The ceremonial ribbon cutting was done by Excelsior’s Principal Deanroy Bromfield, who was joined by Board Chairman Lilieth Deacon, Past Student Desmond Shakespeare, student-athletes and coaches.
The facility was then toured by the guests which included JAAA President Dr Warren Blake.