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South Baldwin Christian Academy is set to expand, as we will hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a new gymnatorium on Tuesday, May 2 at 12:15p.m. School administrators, local officials and business leaders will put shovels to the earth to signify the start of construction for the 13,400-square-foot facility.

The ceremony will be located directly in front of the school in a marked off area where the structure will be built.

WHO: South Baldwin Christian Academy

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony

WHEN: May 2, 2017, 12:15p.m.

WHERE: 6900 Hwy. 59, Gulf Shores, AL

“After several months of planning, we are looking forward to officially breaking ground,” said Head of School Dawn Cranston. “The addition of this gymnatorium will provide South Baldwin parents who want the benefits of a private Christian education that incorporates sports and fine arts programs with a convenient nearby option.”

This new facility will allow SBCA to make new athletic, fine arts and ministry opportunities available for SBCA students and the community. Designed to serve multiple purposes, the gymnatorium will feature a full basketball court and performing arts stage. Chapel, art, music, theater and athletic classes will be moved into the new facility.

SBCA plans to launch athletic programs in the fall of 2017 beginning with a cross country program. Later plans include intramural and competitive sports programs such as weightlifting, volleyball, wrestling and basketball.

“We appreciate all of our local officials and business leaders who will attend the ceremony to celebrate such an exciting moment for the school,” said Board Chair Robert Mayes. “We also want to thank our teachers, staff and students who will be helping to see this project through to completion.”

The new gymnatorium has been funded through a generous donation. SBCA is looking to the capital campaign of SBCA, EXCEL Imagine. Tomorrow., to help fund the many facility essentials that still need to be provided.

More information will be available about this new project on the EXCEL website at www.excelcampaign.com as updates are released.