LAMONI, IA - Through a generous gift by Graceland alumni Dale '82 and Valerie (Klejch) '85 McClaran, Graceland University further enhances the Rasmussen Soccer Complex with a new state-of-the-art scoreboard.
The McClarans left Graceland after graduation, returning for homecomings and games and other activities when the schedule allowed.
Dale McClaran said, "Our decision to donate the money for the scoreboard all began two years before our son even decided to commit to Graceland. We came up to watch a game and saw the need for a new scoreboard. That same night, I went home and began researching scoreboards."
Graceland University President Patricia Draves said, "We would like to thank the McClarans for their generous gift. The scoreboard will impact players, coaches, referees and the fan experience at our soccer games."
The new LED scoreboard, purchased from Nevco – Integrated Display and Scoring Solutions, has been installed in the Northeast corner of the complex by Omaha Neon Signs.
Nevco's innovative products are manufactured with superior quality and designed for flexibility and integration among their entire product line, while the Omaha Neon Sign Company has one of the largest and most responsive service fleets in the Midwest.
Director of Athletics, Brady McKillip, said, "We can't thank the McClaran family enough for their generous donation of this scoreboard. It looks great and is a great addition to Rasmussen Field."
The scoreboard itself stands 16 feet wide by five feet high with an additional two feet added below the scoreboard with field name proudly displayed. On the very top of the board, a decorative truss displays the university logo.
"As alumni, we want to see Graceland succeed – in all areas," continued McClaran. "Our Graceland experience was so special to us that we would like current students and student-athletes to have that same experience."
Graceland University and the Athletics Department are grateful for the McClaran's donation and look forward to the upcoming soccer season.
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