For the City Times
Thanks to about $18,000 in local business donations, one local school has two new scoreboards.
Officials from the Stevens Point School District this week announced the athletic dept. at P.J. Jacobs Junior High took receipt of the new scoreboards, filling a gap in the school’s sporting events.
The new scoreboards are now in place at K.B. Willet Football Field — home to seventh and eighth grade football, ultimate Frisbee and several other sporting events — and inside the P.J. Jacobs gymnasium.
Previously, the football field been using portable clocks that were small and difficult to see. The new permanent scoreboard — a 4’x10′ Daktronics LED board — was donated by Bushman Electric Crane and Sign and SPASH Football.
Two new 8’ x 10’ Daktronic wireless scoreboards were donated for the P.J. Jacobs gymnasium by Team Schierl Companies and Len Dudas Motors.
According to a news release from the school district, the scoreboard projects were initiated last spring by the athletic department and coaching staff at the school, and reflect P.J. Jacobs school colors and updated logo.
“The athletic department, student body, staff and administration are very thankful for the generosity and support,” said David Hauser, the school’s athletic director.
Hauser added Bushman, Schierl, Dudas and the SPASH football program have “consistently” supported the school’s sports programs.