Daphne high school football players raise money to get $85k video board
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) —
Daphne High School now has a brand new digital video board thanks to fundraising efforts thanks to the football team.
The $85,000 dollar scoreboard was purchased using donations and no taxpayer funds.
At Daphne High School, Trojan coaches preach perseverance and doing your job to achieve your goal.
It's the same lesson that Head Coach Kenny King shared when players approached him about getting a brand new video board.
Coach King encouraged the young men to raise money for it.
"When it's in front of you and its tangible, you can see it. They know what they're doing. They know why they're fundraising. Hopefully, it brings a little more excitement and energy to their play," said King.
The digital scoreboard will be unveiled for the first time at the teams' home game against rival Spanish Fort Toros Friday night.
Quarterback Chance Newman says the support from the community means a lot to him and his teammates.
"We haven't seen anything like this in the past years at Daphne so just expanding on what we had and expanding to make this team a better place, it's an awesome feeling," Newman said.
The Baldwin County School district says the video board didn't cost a cent of taxpayer money.
Despite the new look and excitement surrounding the video board, Newman says the team isn't taking anything for granted.
"We just have to take it one game at a time and win them. Because if we're losing and we have it, it won't be any fun," said Newman.
Coach King said his next goal is to expand the teams weight room and athletic facilities in the near future