High School Gym Floor Auction Raises $10K | Athletic Business

High School Gym Floor Auction Raises $10K

A high school in Iowa has managed to raise a good amount of money towards a new gym by auctioning off pieces of its aging gym floor. 

Forest City High School ended its online auction of the floor on Monday. All but 24 out of 200 pieces were sold, raising more than $10,000 for the district to put towards renovating the school's gym.

The remaining 4-by-6-foot pieces will be used in shop classes, according to the Summit-Tribune.

The school not only made money on the old floor it was able to save the cost of disposing of it. District superintendent Darwin Lehmann said the minimum bid for a piece was $25, with some reaching as high as $100.

Alumni, current players, residents, students and even people from five different states were among the bidders in the auction, Lehmann said.

“A number of different people that had an interest in the floor were given the opportunity to bid on the floor,” he said.

The district decided to keep the roughly 15-by-15-foot center court area, which features the school’s logo. Plans are in the works to display that section.

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