Wheeling Central renames gym in honor of Bishop

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Dozens of people gathered in East Wheeling Friday afternoon to honor a community member who they said always gives back.

Wheeling Central renamed their gym in honor of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield. The best part is that the announcement was a complete surprise for the Bishop. The staff brought the Bishop to the gym during the afternoon and unveiled the new sign, which now reads “Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Athletic Center”. Officials said the sign is their way of thanking Bishop Bransfield for his ongoing support of the school and its students.

“So I am very very overwhelmed. It was a wonderful gesture and a beautiful gift, naming the school. I don’t know if they should have changed the name. I just think it belongs more to the kids, the young people, the coaches and the teachers,” said Bishop Michael J. Bransfield.

The gym has recently undergone a number of upgrades including air conditioning, LED lighting and security cameras. 

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