TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It's a summertime surprise that's sure to have the community spending more time at Hollinger K-8 on Tucson's south side.
The school, part of the Tucson Unified School District, is one of three winners to receive a Don't Quit! Fitness Center, according to Governor Doug Ducey's office.
The proposal was submitted the week after school ended for the summer, so Principal Brian Lambert said he was surprised to hear the good news so soon.
The fitness center will be on the school's campus, but have it's own entrance in order to prioritize safety for students. Parents and the rest of the community will be able to access the facility.
Jansen Azarias, founder of Higher Ground, a supportive organization that works with schools like Hollinger K-8, said the fitness center will be a terrific center piece for the community. He said it'll provide a safe, reliable meeting place for parents interested in becoming more involved with the school and surrounding community.