Hagåtña, Guam – Today, Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio joined the Agana Heights community to break ground on the Agana Heights Gymnasium and Softball Field Renovation Project. Gym renovations will include new metal roofing and exterior walls, downspouts and gutters, a new interior cement board wall, new water foundations, new signs for the restrooms, exits and entrances, new gym office tiles, and new flooring for the indoor court. Upgrades to the softball field include replacing existing lighting with LEDs, a new electronic baseball scoreboard, conduits, and new wiring and electrical panel boxes. The total project will cost $830,340 and is funded through the Capital Improvement Projects Grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
“It’s evident many athletes of all ages and locations have a close connection to the Agana Heights Gym with the variety of sporting and community events hosted in the village. We’re proud to work closely with our mayors to strengthen the foundation of our village gyms and ensure community members have quality facilities to practice and play sports,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.
“The Agana Heights Gym has been a cornerstone in our community, as many parents who once used the gym in their youth now have kids of their own who play sports at the same site. This project is a major investment for the people of Agana Heights and will help meet the evolving needs of our sports community,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio.
“About four years ago, a grant was available for repairs of sports facilities throughout the island from the previous administration, and Agana Heights was not included. We are very excited and grateful to the present administration for revisiting this grant that provides the funding to make the necessary renovations and repairs. We look forward to this long-awaited project starting,” said Agana Heights Mayor Paul M. McDonald.
Built in 1988, the Agana Heights Gym is one of the most utilized sports facilities on the island for practices, games, tournaments, and leagues for youth, adult, and masters’ divisions. The facility caters to basketball and volleyball, after school programs, summer camps, Zumba fitness, training facilities for Guam Fire Department recruits, school assemblies, typhoon processing and shelter, and kids’ karate classes.
Canton Construction Corporation will serve as the project contractor and take 180 calendar days to complete the renovations. Gym facilities will be closed during the renovation period.
To view the groundbreaking ceremony, visit https://fb.watch/dtwDjfnvNG/.