The Mary Rutan Foundation recently presented the Indian Lake Athletic Department $35,000 to be combined with approximately $10,000 that students collected during a fundraiser to remodel the weight room and replace equipment with new machines.
Mary Rutan Foundation Chief Operating Officer and VP of Mary Rutan Hospital Community Relations Tammy Allison, left, presents a $35,000 check to Indian Lake Schools Superintendent Pat O'Donnell, while Indian Lake Athletic Director Jeff Courter, Indian Lake High School Principal Rob Underwood and Mary Rutan Hospital Vice President of Operations Chad Ross look on. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)
Equipment to aide in the rehabilitation of injured players will also be added to the training facility.
Indian Lake Athletic Director Jeff Courter said, “We are blessed to have the help of the Mary Rutan Foundation on this project. By updating our facilities we hope to be able to build stronger, healthier athletes and be better able to assist those who do get injured.”
“Mary Rutan Foundation is committed to the health and wellness of the youth of Logan County and is a proud supporter of the Indian Lake School District,” said Tammy Allison, Chief Operating Officer of Mary Rutan Foundation and Hospital VP of Community Relations.
“This contribution will allow the most optimal weight and training room for student athletes. Providing a facility conducive for coaching staff and the athletic trainer to work with athletes to condition, strengthen and provide therapies and rehabilitation services should an athlete become injured is vital.”
In April, the Indian Lake Board of Education voted to contract with Mary Rutan Hospital for full time athletic trainer services at no cost to the district beginning in the 2015-16 school year.
Over the next few weeks, the high school weight room will get a new coat of paint, flooring and all new equipment. The goal is for the entire project to be complete in time for the summer sports training season.