Greenport High School cut the ribbon this morning on its new and improved weight room, which is stocked full of equipment donated by Peconic Landing.
The weight room now boasts state-of-the art cardio and weight training equipment in its new, larger space, just a few rooms over from the old training room in Greenport High School’s basement. Peconic Landing, which recently underwent massive renovations and unveiled its new facilities yesterday at the John May Mile, donated the equipment after upgrading its own gym.
“As we built our gym, we decided to repurpose the equipment for the school,” Peconic Landing President Bob Syron said. “We brought in equipment more suited for seniors and saw we could do something for our athletes, or for any student who is interested in staying fit.”
“This equipment we now have is a huge improvement over what we had previously,” Greenport Superintendent David Gamberg said during the ribbon cutting, where the school’s team captains gathered to take a break from class and celebrate the new facility. “This is going to benefit all of our students.”
“Everyone’s very excited,” said Marcus Da Silva, Director of Facilities at Greenport. “Kids from the track team were down here on Friday as soon as we got the equipment delivered.”
The donated machines include cardio equipment, like treadmills and stationary bikes, as well as weight-training equipment.
“It’s incredibly generous,” Da Silva said. “It’s about $20,000 worth of equipment.”
“We love Greenport schools,” Syron said. “We’re honored to be able to do this.”