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
  • Upcoming Projects

    • Donation to support development of athletic facilities on newly-acquired land
    • Signage for concessions stands, locker rooms, weight room
    • New filming platform for soccer, football, lacrosse
    • Volleyball setters' target

Walker Backers Executive Committee

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

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    Marietta, GA 30062
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    Marietta, GA 30062
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.