By Nick Gasparro
Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, renowned for its commitment to developing top-tier athletes, has undergone a captivating transformation with the help of ArtReach San Diego. In an exciting collaboration, ArtReach embarked on a project at the training center’s classroom working alongside enthusiastic students from the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s summer camp. Supported by the City of Chula Vista through the Create Chula Vista Visual Arts Grant, this initiative aims to inspire young minds while adding a touch of artistic brilliance to the training center’s environment.
Engaging Students in Sports Medicine and Health:
The project took place at the Health Station classroom within the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, where students from the Chula Vista Elementary School District had the unique opportunity to delve into the world of sports medicine and health. Throughout the week, these aspiring young minds participated in activities such as learning how to tape ankles and creating model prosthetics, expanding their knowledge and fostering an appreciation for careers in these fields.
The Mural Creation Process:
ArtReach San Diego’s Mural Team collaborated closely with the summer camp students, combining their creative energies to bring the mural to life. The students not only contributed to the painting process but also infused the project with their focused and joyful energy. Under the guidance of ArtReach’s talented artists, the students experienced the thrill of transforming a blank wall into a vibrant work of art.
The Striking Mural:
Although the project is still in progress, the mural already promises to be a remarkable addition to the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. With ArtReach San Diego’s expertise and the students’ contributions, the mural is poised to capture the essence of athleticism, health, and inspiration. Stay tuned for the final unveiling as the team completes the remaining wall, which is sure to be a visual testament to the power of art and community collaboration.
Acknowledging the Grant:
The realization of this project would not have been possible without the generous support of the City of Chula Vista through the Create Chula Vista Visual Arts Grant. By investing in initiatives like this, the city demonstrates its commitment to fostering artistic expression and bringing the community together through public art.
The ongoing mural project at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, led by ArtReach San Diego, showcases the power of art to engage, inspire, and transform spaces. With the involvement of enthusiastic students from the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s summer camp and the support of the City of Chula Vista, this endeavor encapsulates the spirit of creativity, education, and community collaboration. As the mural nears completion, it stands as a testament to the lasting impact of art in unexpected places and its ability to ignite imaginations and inspire future generations.
Pictures provided by ArtReach San Diego
About Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center:
The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center opened in 1995 and sits on 155 acres in Chula Vista, San Diego County, with world class athletic facilities, housing and dining. An official United States Olympic and Paralympic Site, utilized by athletes who live, train and eat on campus 365 days a year. The training camps, clinics, events and resident programs include over 20 Olympic, Paralympic and emerging sports across all elite levels. Go to trainatchulavista.com to learn more and train where making dreams come true is our passion!