You’re invited to EAC’s Gym Reopening Tailgate Party

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Guiteau Gymnasium

It happened during the calm of the morning, but unleashed an event that changed Guitteau Gymnasium forever.

What started as a hairline crack, soon turned into a full-blown water line break, releasing a steady stream of water from the second-floor offices into the Wellness Center and down onto the gym floor.

When EAC’s Sharon Mitchell arrived to work at the Wellness Center last February, the northern portion of the gym floor was flooded. She called Dan Welker, EAC’s former director of maintenance, who immediately shut the water down. He called in his crews and assessed the damage. It was apparent the gym would have to undergo a major restoration.

“There was water everywhere,” stated Welker. “The floor near the main entrance was covered, the offices upstairs were a mess, and there was at least an inch of water throughout the Wellness Center.”

Since that day, EAC’s maintenance and athletic departments, along with an EAC drafting professor, restored the gymnasium and turned lemons into lemonade.

A great deal of progress has been made since that fateful day. “EAC employees pulled together to create a state-of-the-art facility,” said President Todd Haynie. “Area high schools rearranged their schedules so our teams could use their facilities. Our community is a great place to live and we want to thank everyone who helped make this possible.”

The event on Friday Nov 1 starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include:

  • Food and Games
  • Raffle for Chairback Tickets, Booster Club Membership ($1 per ticket; $ value)
  • EAC Volleyball vs. Arizona Western @ 7:00 p.m.