CHS Beach Volleyball Courts

Chapin High School students in the Marketing Management class will be funding and creating three collegiate level beach volleyball courts. This project is set to be completed by the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Chapin’s new courts are going to be located close to the Palmetto Woods gravel parking lot, and near the greenhouse.

There are seven students in charge of completing this project, and student Cam Liles says, “the hardest part is getting people to donate time and resources or money.”

Coach Speight’s class is responsible for finding sponsors around the Chapin community who are willing to donate money, labor, gravel, pipes/drainage system and sand. During class time, plans to fund the project are discussed. The students hope to hold multiple fundraisers throughout the year to pay for the sand, gravel, excavation equipment rental and the court equipment. They will be touring the University of South Carolina indoor volleyball courts along with interviewing the USC volleyball coach to gain more insight on the creation process. The students also plan on releasing a video of their interview with the coach in order to help persuade people to help with funding the project.

Skyler Mcleod, a senior at Chapin, is one of the students working on this project and says that “it’s a big responsibility, but if anyone can do it, we can.”

The sand courts will require 2,600 cubic feet of gravel, 5,200 cubic feet of sand and two rolls of 250 inch drainage pipes. The volleyball team plans on using it to practice during the spring, and a volleyball club will be created so that other students can use the new addition to Chapin High School.