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Redhawks News · Marshall Community Foundation Awards Grant to MHS Weight Room

Marshall High School receives $15,000 grant from the Marshall Community Foundation.

Marshall, Michigan – Marshall High School recently received a $15,000 grant from the Marshall Community Foundation in support of a weight room update.  The update will help educate and promote healthy and active lifestyles that include personal performance and injury prevention plus rehabilitation. The equipment will help provide complete body training for all physical education students, student athletes and staff of Marshall High School.

Athletic Director Dan Coddens is quoted as saying “We are extremely thankful to the Marshall Community Foundation for financially supporting the new equipment for the high school weight room. We look forward to our students and staff benefiting from these updates.” (Current programs that utilize the weight and cardio room facility include Marshall Fitness Class, Marshall Team Activities Class, 20 Sports Teams and teaching/coaching staff.)

Some of the previous equipment had been used for more than 20 years, with some of the weight plates dating back to the 1980’s.  In one year 350-400 students plus faculty, staff and coaches can benefit from the facility.  The quality of the new equipment will have an impact on student for the next 15-20 years.

The Marshall Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Marshall and throughout Calhoun County. The Foundation holds permanently endowed funds from a range of donors and serves as a conduit for special projects and the distribution of grants in support of innovative programs like this one. For more information about the Foundation, visit

If you would like more information regarding this project, please contact Bill Dryer, Marshall High School PE Teacher at or Dan Coddens, Marshall Public Schools Athletic Director at