Progress made on Oakville locker rooms

Progress made on Oakville locker rooms

Work is progressing to renovate the Oakville Senior High School locker rooms — a project in which students, parents, coaches, residents and local business owners are collaborating to make the locker rooms “something to be proud of.”

Business owners have donated their time and materials, and community volunteers have donated their time and labor over several months of Saturdays to pour concrete, paint and do what they can to build the football team new custom-built wooden lockers comparable to those used by colleges and professional teams. And, for the first time, Oakville girls’ teams will have their own dedicated locker room.

Although many of the volunteers come from the football team and the Tiger Tailgaters football booster club, the renovated locker room will help all of Oakville’s athletes, including the basketball, wrestling, baseball and volleyball teams.

Before this project, the locker rooms had never had any updates other than painting rusted lockers since the school opened in 1974, and some of the community members commented when they came in to volunteer that the locker rooms looked exactly the same as they did when the business owner attended school decades ago.