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11-5-19 — District Activity Centers to Have New Look

Nov. 5, 2019 ~ The stadiums at the Olathe District Activity (ODAC) and College Boulevard Activity centers (CBAC) will have a new visual component later in the spring semester. Video boards will soon replace the aging scoreboards that are at the end of their life expectancy.

In an innovative, fiscally-responsible approach to replacing the boards, business partnerships will finance the entirety of the project. The sound system, cameras, installation, training and equipment will be covered through four Anchor and six Founding sponsors.

Sponsorships will be a multiyear agreement and working with district partner Daktronics, the boards will be paid off using sponsorship dollars.

Patrons will experience events and athletic contests in a new way with LED video, improved sound and animation, said Olathe Public Schools District Activity Director Tim Brady.

“As graduation will be held at CBAC, regardless of where you sit in the stadium, every graduate will be able to be seen in high definition,” said Brady. Currently, video boards are installed in the high school gymnasiums. In the event that graduation moves indoors due to inclement weather, the backup location at Olathe Northwest High School will have the same video technology to provide guests a better visual experience.

Another component of this project involves student experiential learning.

“Video production, camera operation, writing, editing and animation are career fields students will gain exposure to as they’ll be working the boards during events,” said Brady. “These skills are great resume builders and students can use these skills, gain experience before they reach the college level and enter into potential career paths.”

Graduation and athletics are just a few events that utilize the district activity centers. The high school band showcase, Relay for Life and various middle school functions also use the centers.

“This project allows us to better serve our patrons in the most cost-effective manner,” Brady said. “Providing educational and real-world opportunities to our students while enhancing the event experience for our attendees is an all-around win for our district.”

As high school graduations have more than 35,000 attendees, the impact of these boards will be beneficial to all parents.

If your business if interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Tim Brady via email tbradyec@olatheschools.org or by phone 913-780-7989.