Players and coaches from the visiting squad walked into the old gym at St. Augustine High for a postseason basketball game last year and the team’s star said, “Oh, Wow! They’re hosting a state playoff game in this dump?”
Wednesday, a crowd of nearly 1,200 students, parents, former players and contributors let out a collective “Wow!” as the school on 33rd Street and Nutmeg unveiled its new $26.2 million Rev. John R. Sanders Gymnasium and St. Augustine Commons.
The sparkling facility replaces 600-seat Dougherty Gym, a building that opened in 1951 and was straight out of the movie “Hoosiers.”
“We now have a stunning, world-class facility,” said Ed Hearn, president at St. Augustine. “This all came about through a lot of prayer, generosity and hard work…READ MORE>>>