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Scoreboard donation for MJC
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Modesto Junior College will receive a new stadium scoreboard courtesy of a $150,000 donation from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #684, and the Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
“This is one way the electrical workers can give back to the community” said Billy Powell, Business Manager of IBEW 684. “Our electricians and family members are and have been attending MJC for decades. Modesto Junior College plays a key role in higher education in our area.”
The new high-tech scoreboard offers a multipurpose scoring system that displays all essential game information and has a customized feature that identifies the MJC Stadium as “Home of the Pirates.”
The new scoreboard is scheduled for installation in December.
The MJC Foundation is conducting a capitol campaign to renovate the college’s stadium facility. Stadium improvements to date include track resurfacing, completed in October of 2007, and new stadium lighting, which will be installed in December at the same time as the new scoreboard is installed. The complete stadium fundraising campaign calls for a new, two-tiered press box and VIP suites; renovation of the concessions and restrooms; a new public address system; refinishing the home grandstand bleachers; and installation of a turf field.
“This wonderful donation helps get our stadium renovation campaign off to a great start and we are very grateful to the electrical workers' and contractors' unions for stepping forward and providing our college and student athletes with this new scoreboard,” said Gigi Sherriffe, major gifts officer for the MJC Foundation.