January 27, 2021—The Raider Athletic Center and a new wrestling room at Shaker Heights High School have opened, thanks to the generosity of the Shaker Schools Foundation and its partnership with the Shaker Heights High School Athletic and Physical Education Departments. The Foundation raised funds for this project with generous support from the Shaker Sports Boosters, the David M. Berger Fund, District parents, alumni and community members.
The Raider Athletic Center and the new wrestling room round out the High School’s recently updated physical education spaces, which also includes a new cardio room.
These newly renovated spaces will help to expand Shaker’s Physical Education program, and will provide more students access to physical fitness equipment and opportunities for athletic conditioning.
The Raider Athletic Center, located in the former High School wrestling room, includes state-of-the-art equipment in a larger space, which increases the capacity for more students to safely strength train and condition at one time. The Center is currently accessible to High School students for physical education and weight-training courses, and to winter sports athletic teams.
The new wrestling room, which includes new wall padding, has moved to the former High School weight room location. During the school day, the space is used by High School yoga and fitness classes.
The cardio space was completed in the second semester of last school year. A District parent generously donated the equipment for the cardio space.
“These upgrades are invaluable to our physical education and athletics programs,” says Michael Babinec, Interim Athletic Director. “We’re very appreciative for the support of the Shaker Schools Foundation, the Shaker Sports Boosters and all of the donors who helped make these spaces a reality for our students and student-athletes.”