Packers Foundation provides $7,000 for Logan High weight room project

Jordan Gilge with son Grahm, accepting the $7,000 grant check from the Packers Foundation.

Students at Logan High School are going to see a major upgrade to the school weight room in part due to a recent grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

The $7,000 grant was obtained by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, working with Logan Activities Director Jordan Gilge. The grant was among 192 — worth a record $1 million — awarded Dec. 4 by the Packers Foundation.

Jordan Gilge accepted the grant at a luncheon event in the atrium at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Gilge was accompanied by his son, Grahm, a kindergarten student at Summit Environmental School. They had a chance to meet Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy (pictured above).

In addition to the Packers grant, LPEF provided a $2,500 Gold Star Grant to support the project. The Logan Booster Club and the school have done added fundraising. The LPEF grant was underwritten in part by Wells Fargo.

Jordan Gilge describes the weight room changes to Brad Quarberg, a member of the Board of Education who also sits on the LPEF Board.

The project involves remodeling the existing space for better use by more than 400 students on a weekly basis. This includes student athletes as well as students involved in physical education classes, and others who are interested in developing habits that improve lifelong physical fitness. Included in the plan is the purchase of new rowing machines, upright stationary bicycles, treadmills, ellipticals, and new barbells.

The ultimate objective is increased usability and safety for students, and to “create an environment that is welcoming and safe so that all students feel comfortable in the weight room.”