First Bank and JACAM Sponsor New Scoreboards

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When SC Warrior fans enter the Gleason gymnasium this year, they immediately notice something new. Due to the generosity of First Bank and JACAM, Sterling College has been able to purchase two new basketball and volleyball scoreboards for the Gleason Center.

“We are incredibly thankful for this gift. Without the teamwork that exists between the school and the community, the student athletes would not have near the opportunities that they do currently. We are blessed to have the chance to partner with people and businesses in the community” said Athletic Director Gary Kempf.

The renovation allows Sterling College to meet a new NAIA requirement that standardizes the scoreboards in gymnasiums across the division. The two local businesses have been great supporters of the college, which is evident through their gifts for the scoreboard upgrade.

"The college makes such a huge difference in the vibrant activity of our community - economically, culturally, and overall quality of life - that it is clearly deserving of our support,” said First Bank Chairman of the Board Carl Dudrey.

Sterling College will have a presentation to recognize those who made the scoreboards possible during half-time of the men’s basketball game versus Tabor College this Saturday, January 14.

“There is a symbiotic relationship between the college and the community in which it resides,” said Sterling College President, Paul J. Maurer. “A major part of the College’s identity comes from the Sterling community—many of our fans and supporters are from the area. We are indebted to those in the community who have given so much to this campus like First Bank and JACAM. We look forward to having a special recognition during half-time of a basketball game to show our deep appreciation to these businesses that made the scoreboards possible.”

First Bank and JACAM find great value in giving back to the community.

"We seek to assist our customers in succeeding, and we look to share our own success with the greater community by partnering on projects like these," Dudrey added.