Natchez Community Hospital donates used whirlpool to Natchez High School

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 25, 2000

The ongoing renovations to Natchez High School’s Multi-Purpose Building received a boon Thursday from Natchez Community Hospital.

The hospital donated a physical therapy whirlpool to the building’s training room, saving the Natchez-Adams School District between $3,000 and $4,000, said Karl Edwards, a physical therapist at the hospital and a team physical since 1988.

&uot;We upgraded our whirlpool at the hospital by purchasing a new one,&uot; Edwards said. &uot;We wanted to put the old one to good use, and we figured the high school could use it.&uot;

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Natchez already had one whirlpool, said head football coach Elbert &uot;Mo&uot; Lyles, but now one can remain in the current field house and the new whirlpool will enhance the Multi-Purpose Building.

&uot;It’s something every program needs,&uot; he said. &uot;We use a whirlpool a couple times a week.&uot;

Lyles said the whirlpool helps treat a variety of minor knee, ankle, leg and back injuries.

&uot;We have a lot of minor injuries,&uot; he said. &uot;It doesn’t have to be something major.&uot;

Renovations to the Multi-Purpose Building should be completed by Sept. 5. The building will then be used by most varsity sports and the band, Director of Student Activities Dr. Wayne Bennet said.