The North Dallas Lady Bulldogs softball team recently picked up some lockers from Woodrow Wilson for their softball room. The softball locker room is still a work in progress but the wooden lockers and metal lockers will give the girls some storage space for books and softball equipment. Softball coach Chris Barnhill said the plan is to paint the lockers in North Dallas colors.
Getting the lockers was a team effort. Booster Club President Laura Garcia heard about the Woodrow gym being torn down, and she talked with Barnhill about the lockers that were going to be thrown out. North Dallas Athletic Coordinator Brian Barnett contacted Bobby Estes, the Woodrow AC, about the lockers. Principal Katherine Eska got the approval for North Dallas to get them, and she also made arrangements for the DISD workers to meet us at Woodrow and help us remove the lockers from the walls. Then Booster Club member Greg Kimber brought his moving truck, which they couldn’t have done this without him. Greg, Rafael Rodriguez and Coach Barnhill loaded the lockers into the truck and took them to North Dallas.
“We are very excited about the softball team finally having their own locker room,” Barnett said. “We greatly appreciate Woodrow Wilson and their generosity in allowing us to have the lockers they are getting replaced with the bond. Additionally, a huge thank you to Coach Barnhill, Rafael Rodriguez and Greg Kimber for putting in the labor to make it happen. Ms. Eska was very helpful in securing assistance from DISD maintenance in dismantling the lockers. Home Depot has donated money to help us purchase paint so the lockers can be painted in our Bulldog Orange. Thank you to Rafael Rodriguez for helping secure this donation.”
Barnhill said the softball team will keep 14 wooden lockers and 26 metal lockers. JROTC received 26 metal lockers, and the girls soccer team received 16 metal lockers.