Ribbon Cutting | New Athletics Facilities Open After Major Renovations at SPHS

Newly renovated buildings unveiled with ceremonious occasion on Thursday

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Ribbon cutting at new athletics and sports facilities at SPHS

Officials from the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) and others gathered in front of the newly-renovated gyms at South Pasadena High School (SPHS) on Thursday, February 18, for a grand unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS

The efforts to transform the main gym, practice gym, locker rooms, basketball courts, tennis courts, and many other sports-related facilities on campus have taken just around 2 years — from the planning and inception phase, to construction, and eventually its final completion.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS

Observing COVID safety regulations, attendance was limited but still saw a crowd of about 30 people, excited to tour the newly furnished buildings and courts after a massive overhaul.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS

Among those in attendance were: SPHS Principal, Janet Anderson; SPHS Assistant Principals Janet Wichman and David Speck; SPUSD Board of Education Ruby Kalra; Board Clerk Zahir Robb, Board members Michele Kipke, Suzie Abajian and Patricia Martinez-Miller; Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, David Lubs; Superintendent Geoff Yantz; Director of Special Projects and Bond Projects, Tim Mawhinney; and SPHS Athletics Director, Anthony Chan.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS

“I can’t even begin to tell you what an exciting day this is for the entire school board in the district of high school and the community,” said SPUSD Board of Education President, Ruby Kalra. “One way through a pandemic is providing outdoor spaces and physical activity. And we are so proud today to be able to provide this with the help of our architects and builders, construction workers, and (Athletics Director) Anthony Chan for getting the kids back out onto the field and into the pool and it’s just exciting. We’re so thrilled to be able to do this. Thank you to our community and Measure SP.”

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | New athletics and sports facilities at SPHS

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Eric Fabbro is a South Pasadenan whose family goes back to the 1950's. He graduated SPHS 2008, and Art Center College of Design in 2014. His versatile skill-set includes illustration, digital media, graphic design & photography. Eric is the in-house illustrator for The South Pasadenan, and the creator of our South Pasadenan icon logo. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area.