RIPON – A PG&E-sponsored Ripon High School LED scoreboard lit up the football field during the school’s season home-opener on Friday night (Aug. 31).
The game, where Ripon High beat Linden High 47-7, was the first time the new, digital scoreboard was activated.
In April, PG&E announced an $87,000 contribution to the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation for the state-of-the-art scoreboard at Ripon High’s athletic field. With additional installation material and PG&E crews that set the scoreboard in place, the utility’s total contribution was more than $100,000.
PG&E was thanked for the scoreboard during a dedication ceremony Friday night in front of a packed house just before the start of the varsity football game.
PG&E also announced another contribution at the game. PG&E’s Dylan George, a government relations representative who worked with the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation on the scoreboard project, said for every touchdown Ripon High’s varsity team scores at home this season, PG&E will give $100 to a student organization. With Friday’s seven touchdowns, the Ripon High Football program will receive $700.
The scoreboard is the focal point of the school’s ongoing stadium renovation project.