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New scoreboards at De Witt Gymnasium

May 24, 2007

New Scoreboard

Dordt College’s De Witt Gymnasium is getting some upgrades this summer in preparation for the upcoming fall and winter sports schedule.
New Daktronics scoreboards and shot clocks were installed last week with about $20,000 in funds donated by the Defender Gold Club and Dordt’s Varsity Club.

The Defender Gold Club supports Dordt College athletics by hosting events to raise funds for special needs with Dordt’s athletics programs. The varsity club is made up of students who run concessions at games, also to benefit Dordt College athletics.

The new Daktronics scoreboards feature liquid crystal display (LCD) lighting, which is more energy-efficient and will require much less upkeep than the previous display bulbs, which frequently burned out. The boards are equipped with DatStats software, which will allow statisticians to post information on demand throughout a game. Shot clocks have also been installed above the basket backboards.

In conjunction with the new scoreboards, Dordt College’s maintenance staff has been doing extensive electrical renovations, as well as refurbishing a space that will be used by the new football staff for reviewing game tapes, etc.

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