You know it’s time to replace a piece of equipment when its replacement parts can’t be found. Such was the case with the Maple Grove Senior High School football stadium’s scoreboard, which was replaced this summer with a new video scoreboard.
“The entire Maple Grove Senior High School community will benefit from this new video scoreboard,” says Jill Hornbacher, president of the Maple Grove Football Booster Club. “It will not only enhance the game day experience for the fans and the teams that play in the stadium, which includes football, boys/girls soccer, boys/girls lacrosse, track and field, and the dance and sideline cheer teams, it will also provide new extracurricular and curricular educational opportunities for students and staff.”
The scoreboard, Hornbacher says, will also be used pep fests, other school events and more. “… We will be looking at using the scoreboard to host some community movie nights in partnership with some of our key scoreboard sponsors,” she says.
Hornbacher says that 75 percent of the funding came by way of the booster club. “The booster club will look to recoup its investment by selling sponsorships for the scoreboard, as well as get donations from individual community members,” she says. The balance was paid by the Osseo Area School District.
Those who are interested in donating toward the scoreboard or learning about other ways to help the program, can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hsfb.crimsonfootball.com.