Case Study – Ron Burton Training Village

Ron Burton Training Village

RBTV is a sports and education facility that was founded in honor of the late Ron Burton, a former NFL player and philanthropist who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth. The facility provides programs and resources for children from low-income communities, with a focus on character development, education, and physical fitness.

CPS is a supporter of RBTV, providing furniture and other essential items for the facility. This includes desks, chairs, tables, and other equipment that are used by the students and staff at the facility.

The partnership between CPS and RBTV is a natural fit, as both organizations are committed to serving the needs of the community. CPS’s mission to support educational institutions aligns with RBTV’s goal of providing opportunities and resources to underserved youth, and the furnishings provided by CPS help to create a welcoming and functional space for the students and staff at the facility.

CPS is proud to partner with such a mission-driven organization. The facility has served thousands of children over the years, providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. Many of the students who have participated in RBTV programs have gone on to college and successful careers, thanks in part to the support and resources provided by the organization.


With the help of generous donors, RBTV recently constructed a new, stand-alone STEM Building, to include a new dormitory. Partnering with Smith System, a leading provider of innovative classroom furniture solutions, and CPS, RBTV furnished the building with functional and ergonomic desks and seating.

The STEM classroom is a modern and functional space, situated in a tranquil setting – an ideal environment for students to learn and collaborate. The centerpiece of the project was the Interchange Diamond Desks, which are designed for flexible classroom configurations. The desks can be easily moved and reconfigured to accommodate different learning activities and group sizes, allowing students to work collaboratively and individually as needed.

To complement the desks, Smith and CPS installed Flowform Stools and a Flowform Trapezoid Table. The Flowform Stools feature a unique ergonomic design that encourages movement and active learning, while the Flowform Trapezoid Table is a versatile table that can be used for a variety of learning activities, including group work and individual study. Included in this purchase were a couple of Smith 36” Round Tables, for use as small conference and collab tables.

Another key piece to any classroom is a teacher desk. RBTV chose the Cascade Teacher Desk, a versatile and durable desk designed specifically for teachers. The desk features a steel frame, adjustable height, and ample storage space, providing teachers with the tools they need to effectively manage their classroom.

Ghent is another supplier to highlight, as they provided the whiteboards for the lab. National Public Seating also played a part by providing the Duet Charging Carts for laptops and iPads. Both Ghent and National Public Seating are long-standing partners of Catholic Purchasing.


The new STEM building entry needed some furnishings as well. Here, CPS worked with KI to install a few pieces to make the space more welcoming and usable as a collaborative space. Installed products included Pirouette Tables, Strive Café Stools, Sway Lounge Chair, Ricochet Stools, and MyPlace Ottoman. These pieces were carefully selected to create a modern and inviting space that would be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

On one side of the entry area, CPS added Pirouette Tables and Strive Stools, café height, to create a study and collaborative area. The durable tables are versatile, featuring a unique rotating top that allows them to be folded for storage, making them perfect for a busy entry area. The Strive Café Stools were a natural choice to complement the Pirouettes, providing flexible seating for student. They feature a sleek and modern design, while also providing a comfortable place to sit and relax.

On the other side of the foyer, a lounge area was created using Sway Lounge Chairs. These stylish (and super-fun!) chairs are a great seating option for campers who want to relax and unwind. Their unique design allows the chair to move and adjust to the user’s movements, creating a comfortable and personalized seating experience. Ricochet Stools provide additional seating options and can be easily moved and reconfigured as needed. Their unique design allows them to be stacked and nested when not in use, making them a practical and space-saving choice for the entry area.


CPS also provided these beautiful custom logo mats, with the help of Crown Matting, for various buildings on campus. The Hale Fitness Center, where RBTV installed state-of-the-art training equipment, now features these mats at both front and rear entrances. Customized with the RBTV logo and mantra – Love, Peace, Patience, Humility – virtues the village hopes to instill and develop in each young camper, these mats are a perfect complement to the space.

With Crown’s help, CPS and RBTV selected the Super Berber Inlay, a 100% solution-dyed polypropylene Berber, UV and abrasion-resistant. Chosen to meet the needs of a high-traffic facility, the high-quality materials and advanced printing techniques create a durable and visually striking product. The mats were strategically placed throughout the facility, including at the entrances and in high-traffic areas. This not only added a professional and polished look to the center, but also helped to protect the floors from dirt and wear. Most importantly, these custom logo mats help prevent slips and falls, which is especially important in areas where young athletes are training and competing. The mats provide secure footing for the athletes, reducing the risk of injuries and ensuring that they can perform at their best.


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