Fresh Coat Paint it Forward® Project Means a Facelift for Knoxville Christian School’s Gym

Andrew Horn, Terry Hatcher, Mike Seminetta, Daniel Detetta, Josh Hartgraves, Ricky Lane, Chris Cook, Greg Spradling, Dave Allen, David Nivens, James Peck, Jon Wilber and Kelsye Shell.

I’m really thrilled that, with the help of Sherwin-Williams and United Rentals, Fresh Coat Knoxville helped make the Wade and Allan Houston Courts a more inviting and colorful venue for the kids in our community.

The gym at Knoxville Christian School just got a facelift thanks to a partnership between three local businesses and the national Fresh Coat Paint it Forward® program.

Fresh Coat of Knoxville painted the gym, with gym-appropriate materials in the school’s colors, between July 24 and August 4. Fresh Coat donated a portion of the labor costs, Sherwin-Williams donated the paint and United Rentals donated an electric scissor lift to make the project possible.

“The gym was built recently, but it was painted with beige contractor’s paint that’s not really made for a gym. The kids at Knoxville Christian School take a lot of pride in their athletic teams and as they’ve traveled to other gymnasiums (both local and out of state) they’ve had the opportunity to see some pretty amazing basketball complexes. We wanted the visitors to Knoxville Christian School to sense that school pride and to walk away and say ‘that’s a really nice gym!’ We’re excited that we’ve replaced the contractor beige wall paint with high performance paint made for gymnasiums using the schools colors,” Fresh Coat Knoxville’s owner Greg Spradling said. “I’m really thrilled that, with the help of Sherwin-Williams and United Rentals, Fresh Coat Knoxville helped make the Wade and Allan Houston Courts a more inviting and colorful venue for the kids in our community.”

Spradling said, without Paint it Forward, the project would have cost upwards of $12,000, a price tag Andrew Horn, Knoxville Christian School’s Athletic Director, said the school would not have been able to manage within their regular budget.

“We are so thankful that these local businesses came together to help our school. When we built the gym back in 2013, we were trying to build something that would not only meet a need but also build school pride. We were trying to be…

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