Homecoming on Sept. 30
Event’s proceeds will go toward new outdoor electronic scoreboard at Simcoe Composite School
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.
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.