The new proposed stadium scoreboard could do more than just keep score of athletics, it could also use technology to showcase academic, musical, theatrical and community service achievements.
The project, dubbed Project Score, is the initiative to replace the aging, obsolete high school stadium scoreboard with a digital, multi-sport video scoreboard through the generosity of community sponsorship and private donations.
A committed group of parents and community leaders have worked for two years to bring Project Score to fruition and it is likely the scoreboard could be in use by this fall. There have been significant sponsorships already secured from the business community and the and city of Plymouth have given the approval to proceed.
Project Score, a project of Wayzata Athletic Boosters, is community funded through business sponsorships and private donations. Sponsorships have almost sold out in the 90 days since the offering began, reports Matt White, current Booster President.
“Hard to find parts and aging electrical components are driving our need to
replace the scoreboard,” said Jaime Sherwood, WHS Athletic and Activities Director. “We are down to our last spare bulbs which are shared among the football, baseball and softball scoreboards. Our maintenance staff even scours the internet to find extra bulbs.”
Technology changed everything when the committee began researching a
replacement scoreboard. A digital board can support scoring for all the stadium sport teams instead of just football. Video display technology will provide the showcase to C.E.L. Public Relations Project Score Press Release Final
celebrate the many successes of the WHS student body.
Lacrosse Booster Representative, Ron Fiemann agrees.
“This is my personal favorite - we will be able to promote non-sport
activities and school successes," Fiemann said. "We can promote math club, the musical, the debate team, and other activities which deserve more recognition.”
Taking it a step further by integrating this technology into the existing TV/Production curriculum at the school provides a laboratory for real-life, hands-on video production experience for students.
Project Score is committed to celebrating the excellence of WHS students both on the field and off the field.
(Information provided by a C.E.L Public Relations press release.)