By GARY STALLAD
The scoreboard hanging over the floor of Shands Gymnasium has been there since the gym’s grand opening 20 years ago.
That’s about half as long as Lufkin Coca Cola has been supporting Angelina College and its programs.
On Tuesday, Lynne Haney and Jim Watkins of Lufkin Coca Cola presented AC president Dr. Michael Simon a check toward a brand-new, state-of-the-art scoreboard.
“You guys are going to make sure the new board stays lit up, right?” Haney asked the Angelina College basketball players on-hand for the reception.
Simon addressed the crowd as well, thanking the company for its example in the community.
“A community college is here to serve the community, and when the community helps serve the college as well, everyone wins,” Simon said.
AC Athletic Director Guy Davis has been with the college long enough to have seen the relationship grow with such local benefactors Lufkin Coca Cola.
“Lufkin Coke has donated so much to Angelina College, including scoreboards and digital signs, over the past 40 years,” Davis said. “They’ve been a big part of our growth as a college and athletic program.”
Davis said the college has a plan in place to have the new scoreboard installed within the next few weeks.
The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is firstname.lastname@example.org.