Home­com­ing on Sept. 30

Event’s pro­ceeds will go to­ward new out­door elec­tronic score­board at Sim­coe Com­pos­ite School

Simcoe Reformer - - SPORTS - JA­COB ROBIN­SON jrobin­son@post­media.com

A com­mu­nity home­com­ing event later this month will help with the push to erect a new out­door elec­tronic score­board at Sim­coe Com­pos­ite School.

The Score the Board event will see the Sabres football team wel­come the Water­ford Wolves at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30, with a din­ner­dance at the school that evening.

All pro­ceeds will go to­wards a dig­i­tal score­board, es­ti­mated to cost $50,000.

“There’s a lot of other peo­ple that use this field,” said SCS physed teacher Teresa Dockx.

“And it’s a com­mu­nity event so to in­cor­po­rate the din­ner and dance was log­i­cal so that ev­ery­body has a part in putting (some­thing) to­wards this new score­board.”

Af­ter the Wolves and Sabres clash, a din­ner catered by Knech­tels Restau­rant in Port Dover commences at 6 p.m. It will in­clude a silent auction and raf­fle for $2,000 worth of vouch­ers from lo­cal restau­rants, winer­ies and busi­nesses.

Doors for the dance, fea­tur­ing lo­cal bands, open at 7:30 p.m.

Stu­dents ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­forts to get a new score­board to re­place the wooden hand-op­er­ated one at the SCS field.

“It rep­re­sents that we value what the sports teams do here,” said Brodie Robin­son, a mem­ber of the soc­cer squad. “Es­pe­cially when other teams and spectators come, it shows that our school is well put to­gether and well re­spected.”

A new score­board will be espe- cially wel­comed by football fans, who will be able to bet­ter fol­low the ac­tion on the field. The board will be po­si­tioned to be vis­i­ble for all fans — even those sit­ting on the Basil Street hill that over­looks the grounds.

Michelle Goble, the school’s reign­ing ju­nior fe­male ath­lete of the year, said that a new score­board will make watch­ing foot- ball “much eas­ier and much more ex­cit­ing.

“We’ll know what’s go­ing on all the time and all the fans will come out to see it and cheer them on.”

For­mer SCS principal Bob Fos­ter will em­cee the home­com­ing din­ner, along­side Nor­folk Mayor Char­lie Luke.

“We’ve had a lot of past gradu- ates that are not only ex­cited about see­ing one an­other at this event but they can re­mem­ber that old score­board be­ing up there,” Dockx ex­plained.

“To see some­thing go up that all of us can en­joy, it’s about time.”

Tick­ets for the din­ner are $40 and must be pur­chased prior to Sept. 24.

Ad­mis­sion to the dance is $20. Tick­ets be avail­able in ad­vance and at the door.

Tick­ets are avail­able on­line on Face­book ( face­book. com/ events/291257981320141/), by speak­ing to any SCS staff mem­ber or by vis­it­ing/call­ing the school at 519-426-4664.

JA­COB ROBIN­SON/ Sim­coe Re­former

A home­com­ing event will be held at Sim­coe Com­pos­ite School as a fundraiser for a new elec­tronic score­board. Pic­tured are cur­rent stu­dents (back row from left) Luke Erauw (back, left), Carter Mac­Don­ald, Alex Forde, Colin Elvie, Brodie Robin­son, Veron­ica Sam­borski (front, left), Alex Dockx, Kait­lyn Cour­rier, Michelle Goble and Abby Sch­nei­der.

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