Dollamur Awards St. Amant High School with ‘Mat Makeover’ on Feb. 7 | Athletic Business

Dollamur Awards St. Amant High School with ‘Mat Makeover’ on Feb. 7

Source: Dollamur Sport Surfaces
 
U.S. Olympian Adeline Gray to Provide Ribbon-Cutting, Celebrate Winners of National Wrestling Contest
 
(FORT WORTH, Tex.) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today announces it will reveal St. Amant High School’s (Baton Rouge, La.) gym makeover on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST.As the winners of the #MatMakeover contest, the school’s wrestling program will receive new wrestling mats and wall pads. Three-time world champion and Olympic wrestler Adeline Gray will be present to provide the ribbon-cutting.
 
WHAT: Due to catastrophic flooding that occurred this past summer in Baton Rouge, the entire school was forced to temporarily close and wrestling training surfaces were ruined. The news conference will celebrate St. Amant High School’s updated wrestling gym outfitted with new Dollamur mats.
 
WHO: Among those scheduled to speak at the event are:
  • Adeline Gray, U.S. Olympic Wrestler and Dollamur ambassador
  • David Alexander, Superintendent, Ascension Public Schools
  • Mia Edwards, Principal, St. Amant High School
  • David Oliver, Athletic Director, St. Amant High School
  • Brian Hess, Wrestling Coach, St. Amant High School
  • Dave Rossi, Senior Vice President, Dollamur
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST
 
WHERE:  12035 LA Hwy. 431; St. Amant, LA 70774
 
WHY: St. Amant High School was devastated by flooding to the point of closure. Its wrestling team lost equipment, trophies and all three of the programs wrestling mats. Students were dispersed into separate schools and also required to practice using a rival team’s wrestling room.

About the #MatMakeover Contest: Dollamur Sport Surfaces teamed up with three-time world champion and Olympic wrestler Adeline Gray to announce the #MatMakeover Contest in October 2016. Social media users were asked: “Why Does Your Wrestling Program Deserve a #MatMakeover?” Contestants entered by submitting a photo or video via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with a caption and using #MatMakeover. With a campaign reach of nearly 110,000 users and more than 100 total entries, voters selected St. Amant High School as the winner based on their impactful story.
 
About Dollamur Sport Surfaces 

Based in Fort Worth, Texas and established in 1996, Dollamur Sport Surfaces is the leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, gymnastics, cheerleading and other activities. Dollamur mats are the preferred choice in hundreds of top-level sporting competitions each year throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East, including many national championships and Olympic-qualifying tournaments.
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