Edgemont School Foundation and Edgemont School District have announced that the community will dedicate one of the district’s junior/senior gymnasiums in honor of Jim San Marco. San Marco served Edgemont’s youth as a physical education teacher, athletic director, coach and mentor for 44 years.
ESF will fund a grant to the school district to renovate the Jim San Marco Gymnasium into a state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility, update the team meeting room with modern equipment and technology, and host an annual interscholastic tennis and/or soccer tournament in San Marco's name. The gym was originally built in the 1950’s.
The new space will be uniquely designed to stimulate learning through physical and mental challenges, and will benefit all students and the Physical Education Department. It is anticipated to be completed in summer 2013.
Jim San Marco helped shape the lives of many Edgemont youth. Because of his impact on students and alumni, Edgemont School Foundation has already received pledges in his honor from a group of Edgemont alumni in excess of $200,000. In an effort to foster this momentum, ESF has also announced a challenge: John A. Griffin, an Edgemont alumnus coached by Jim, has agreed to match additional donations dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.