Often, a school’s athletic program is one of the last programs to receive funding for new equipment and one of the first to have its funding cut. Understandably, with tight budgets, schools may not wish to provide budgets for new athletic equipment if they believe the students’ needs are being adequately served. However, there are several compelling reasons for schools to reconsider their school gym budget. Here are the top 5 school gym equipment that can positively impact team performance, school morale, and even produce revenue streams for the district.
1. NEW BLEACHER SEATS.
Forget about those old, creaky, dangerous and uncomfortable monstrosities of the past. Modern bleacher seats have sleek, easy-to-stow-away features that make them ideal for turning your gym into a multi-purpose room. Now, your gym can be utilized for any event, making it a key feature in your school as well as a rentable venue to generate income.
2. BRANDED SCHOOL SPORTS EQUIPMENT.
Certainly, that old equipment is still functioning, but does it reflect the bright and modern spirit of your students and teams? New sports equipment can not only help students achieve higher goals, it can also reflect your schools colors, mascots, or other values. Reinforcing your school values generates more interest in attending games, increasing both morale overall and opening the door for generating fundraising money through concessions at games.
3. UPGRADE SCHOOL PE SUPPLIES.
Physical Education isn’t many students’ favorite class, but it is an important part of childhood education. By upgrading the PE supplies to include more modern, fun, and colorful equipment such as balls, basketball posts, and other items, your school can send a message that it is invested in the physical wellbeing of each child just as much as that child’s academic wellbeing.
4. GYM DIVIDER CURTAINS.
Create a truly multi-purpose and multi-functional gymnasium that will become the social cornerstone of your school by investing in some high-quality gym divider curtains. These allow you to partition the large space easily with attractive dividers, making it an excellent place to host craft shows, academic bees, workshops, events and more.
5. SPEAKER SYSTEM.
A great speaker system can really add to the value of your gymnasium not only for sporting events, but for events overall. At the minimum, the public address system should allow for speakers, announcers, and music to be cast at a reasonable volume to rise over potential crowd noise.
No matter what your budget, by investing in new school gym equipment, you are investing in the future of your students, athletics programs, and school’s finances.