Athletics
Walker Backers

Walker Backers Projects

Over the years, all programs within the Walker Athletic Department have benefited from the Backers' generosity.  Below is a partial list of the contributions the Backers have made, followed by a list of current and upcoming projects. 

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  • Projects

    • Donations to every athletic program for the last 10 years. Coaches may use this money at their discretion for training aids, apparel, team activities, etc
    • Training aids and equipment for nearly all programs and teams (basketball shooting machine, baseball  fungo machine, lacrosse goals, medicine and mobility balls for weight room, pitching and football-throwing machines, football chutes, etc)
    • $85,000 towards weight room equipment during 1997 Coles Gym expansion project
    • Stadium seating expansion
    • Cameras and lenses for school sports photographers
    • Tents for Cross Country and Track to use at weekend meets
    • Supplemental uniform and warm-up purchases for numerous programs and teams, including cross country, girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse
    • Replacing football helmets to ensure maximum safety for our student-athletes
    • Equipment/supplies for Athletic Trainers:  golf cart, whirlpool, Game Ready Cryotherapy Unit
    • Two water hydration systems for outdoor sports
    • Coles Gym improvements:  chairs for basketball/volleyball benches; wall pads; roster boards; record boards for swimming, track, cross country; monitor to display schedules and results/highlights; team banners; state championship banners and plaques; Hall of Fame plaque; new scoreboards; corporate sponsorship boards; conference room and coaches' locker room chairs; uniform storage room shelving; coaches/officials' locker room refrigerator; benches, chair and table for lobby; new lobby trophy case and alumni athlete display
    • Video editing subscriptions to Hudl and Krossover; video equipment, including camcorders, tripods, monitors
    • Tablets to track weight room sign-ins
    • Built Concessions Stand at Robertson Field and the softball storage building
    • Assisted with building of softball/baseball batting facility
    • T-shirts for Didrikson and Thorpe Award winners (for students who participate in athletics every season during the school year)
    • Two softball/baseball infield groomers
    • Fund scholarships for senior Scholar Athlete winners each year 
    • Installation of lights on the upper practice field
    • Assisted in fundraisers for the Scott Shockley Foundation, the Rally Foundation, and Relay for Life
    • Contributed to the cost of replacing Robertson Stadium press box
    • Concessions stand equipment (hot dog rollers, popcorn machines, coffee urns) and improvements (laminate countertops, cabinets)
    • MS baseball pitching platform
    • Football yard markers
    • Basketball scorers' table
    • New competition wrestling mat
    • Coolers for all sports
    • New scoreboard at Robertson Field
    • New filming platform for soccer, football, lacross
    • Volleyball setters' target
  • Upcoming Projects

    • Donation to support development of athletic facilities on newly-acquired land
    • Coles concessions renovation
    • Signage for concessions stands, locker rooms, weight room, film platform
    • Tennis court shed, tables, and signage

Walker Backers Executive Committee

Brad Slade, Donna Salyer, Jacki GassBill Reddick, Kristie Cowan, Alex KoutouzisJim Johnson, Chris Harrison, Mike Rossitch, Hilary Hill, Kevin Moore, Ford Bohannon.  Questions?  Email backers@thewalkerschool.org

  • Main Campus

    700 Cobb Parkway North
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
  • Primary School

    830 Damar Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
The Walker School is a private, co-ed day school offering opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in Metro Atlanta.