Saint Martin's Pavilion sports new scoreboard, thanks to local business

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Lacey - A new center-hung, four-sided scoreboard at Saint Martin’s Pavilion will help fans track all the action of their favorite sports. The $45,000 scoreboard, controlled by wireless technology from the scorer’s table, was purchased primarily through a gift from L & E Bottling Company of Olympia.

The new equipment is powered by LED technology for maximum visibility by spectators from all areas of the pavilion. New shot clocks, a part of the installation package, are mounted above each basket for easy viewing by players and fans in all parts of the 17,500-square-foot building, said Gary Mulhall, director of institutional advancement.

As part of the improvement project, the college has installed a new public address speaker system, which is suspended below the scoreboard. The $10,000 system will provide quality sound for activities in the pavilion, he said.

The 4,300-seat pavilion is regularly used by the college and the community for sports events, graduation ceremonies, trade shows, concerts, conferences and a host of other activities.

“The addition of the new scoreboard makes the pavilion an even more attractive and effective athletic facility,” says Doug Stenek, operations manager for the pavilion and adjoining Worthington Conference Center. “The new board has the flexibility to provide scores and statistics on the main court or, in a tournament situation, run three courts at the same time. We’re delighted to have these major improvements for the pavilion and we thank L & E Bottling for its generous support.”

For more information:
Gary Mulhall
Director, Institutional Advancement
360 438-4571; gmulhall@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Senior editor; media relations coordinator
360 438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu