»Mar 5 Posted by ICI

ESPN Rise Up Dyett High School Athletic Facility Renovation

ESPN Rise Up Dyett High School Athletic Facility Renovation

One of ICI’s largest charitable undertakings to date was the overhaul of Chicago Public School Dyett High School’s Athletic Facility. In the spring of 2011, ICI was contacted by the cable network ESPN to collaborate on an upcoming documentary. The ongoing series features an inner-city school’s athletic facility undergoing a major renovation and refurbishment; and then a “reveal” to the student body.

The transformation was recorded from start to finish and the resulting documentary, titled RISE UP, aired nationally on the ESPN network. In keeping with ICI’s commitment to community reinvestment, our team donated full-time supervision, equipment usage, materials and the coordination of subcontractors’ labor/material donations. Renovations and improvements included a new rock climbing wall, refinishing of the gymnasium floor, installation of interactive SMART boards, new exercise equipment, a complete remodel of the ROTC area including new resin flooring, replacement of light fixtures and painting throughout the entire facility as well as new state-of-the-art exercise and training equipment.