WELLSVILLE — A new drop-down volleyball net, as well as refinished floors in the main gym, might be in the future for Wellsville High School — depending on what the school board chooses, Jerry Henn, Wellsville superintendent, said.
“It all depends on the costs for the roof and boilers and whatnot,” he said.
The board voted 7-0 to accept a $2,500 donation for the project at its meeting Monday at the high school. Kari Patton, Midwest Juniors Volleyball Club director, donated the money in person during the meeting. Patton said the money came from the funds she raised during volleyball camps and tournaments that her group organizes. Apart from expressing the need for the drop-down net and the refinished floors, Patton said it was a way to give back to the school for letting her and her club use the high school’s facilities for their practices and games.
“I really want this money for the project,” Patton said in the meeting. “Hopefully, I will have more donations in the fall.”
The project is expected to cost about $40,000, Henn said. The current plan is for the renovations to begin next summer.
The board also accepted another donation by Patton Monday for $2,229, going directly to the activity account for the athletic department, school officials said.
Midwest Juniors Volleyball is a nonprofit organization based in Wellsville that “provides a competitive program that offers young women an opportunity to develop and advance their volleyball skills which will enhance a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, teamwork mentality and the confidence it takes to be her best on and off the court,” according to its website.
The organization began in 1993 and this is Patton’s 11th year with Midwest Juniors — her seventh as the director, she said.