Photos by: Tony Leon/ActionWestPhotography.com
WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Basketball team hosted the unveiling and dedication of the new Dan Carvalho '91 Basketball Team Room during Whittier Weekend 2018.
A former Poet basketball player himself, Dan's lead support of the project enabled a full transformation of the space into a modern and functional multi-purpose team room. Players are able to use the space to gather and study between classes and before games and practices. It is anticipated that the team room will be utilized heavily by student-athletes year-round, especially by those who commute to campus.
The renovation project kicked off in the summer of 2018 with demolition work provided by alumni Jorge Gurrola '01 of JG Demolition.
Key upgrades include full-size wood lockers, custom flooring, and comfortable custom seating that wraps around the perimeter of the room. A film study area for game review and strategizing was also outfitted through a gift from Chris George '95.
Extensive wall graphics fill the room, highlighting the program's values and history, cheering fans, and a legacy wall that features images of former players and coaches (designed and installed by David Chavez of Fastsigns).
The new Dan Carvalho '91 Basketball Team Room evokes a great sense of pride and belonging for current players, and is an asset in our ongoing efforts to attract and recruit high-caliber scholar-athletes to the program.