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Eastside welcomes back history with basketball game at Old Gym

February 24, 2020

 

Eastside Junior-Senior High School will once again honor generations gone by on February 25 when its hosts a boys basketball game at the Old Gym in Butler.

The Blazers will host Adams Central in what promises to be an exciting game in front of a capacity crowd.

“Someone who walks in the first time, they’re mesmorized,” athletic director Aaron Willard tells ParkviewSportsMedicine.com. “It’s a neat deal to bring them back. There’s a lot of stories that night that went on in this gym.”

The reserve boys basketball game will start the night off at 6 p.m. The varsity game will tip afterwards. Between games, an Elvis tribute artist will rock the Old Gym. Additionally, fans can take pictures at a photo booth and participate in different on-court contests throughout the night.

The Old Gym was built in 1936, and used by Butler High School until it was consolidated into Eastside in 1963. Eastside then used it regularly until a new school with a new gymnasium opened in 1971.

The Old Gym is still used periodically for high school practices, junior high events and private parties.

Over the last several years, Eastside has played a couple of games in the Old Gym.

General admission tickets will be sold through February 25 for $7.

Eastside is one of 26 schools that partner with Parkview Sports Medicine for athletic training, sports performance, athletic rehab, nutrition and other sports medicine services for Blazer student athletes. Learn more at www.parkviewsportsmedicine.com.

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