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New scoreboards at De Witt Gymnasium

Dordt College’s De Witt Gymnasium received some upgrades this summer in preparation for upcoming fall and winter sports.

A Daktronics representative teaches
Mike Byker, Dordt's sports information
director, how to run the new scoreboards.

A Daktronics representative teaches Mike Byker, Dordt's sports information director, how to run the new scoreboards.

The purchase of new Daktronics scoreboards and shot clocks was made possible with 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 (more information available here). The Varsity Club, made up of students who run the concessions at games, also contributes funds that benefit Dordt College athletics.

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

In addition, the maintenance staff has finished extensive electrical renovations, including refurbishing a space that will be used by the new football staff for reviewing game tapes and other activities.