Storage Shed and Lighted Scoreboard
In summer of 2003, the Brookline Knights received an early Christmas present. Their new concession stand and storage facility was built and ready to open for the start of the football season. In planning for several years, the structure was built largely with funds received from former City Councilman Michael Diven and his successor Jim Motznik.
The building has a kitchen to serve as a concession stand and food preparation area, and also a storage room for the uniforms and equipment. In addition to the new building, Knights President Joe Nicholas worked out an arrangement with Coca-Cola to receive a new lighted scoreboard. Never more will someone have to ask, "How much time is left, and by the way, what's the score?" It is now presented in bright lights for all to see.
The building and the scoreboard are nice additions to the Brookline Park landscape and much welcomed additions to the Knights program.
The Lightning Strike - August 2014
Before the Knights opening day game in 2014, a lightning strike targeted the scoreboard and fried the electronics. After eleven years of service, the Knights original scoreboard was irreparably damaged. The 2014 season proceeded without the benefit of modern technology to keep the fans appraised of the score, quarter, down and yardage to go.
First-year Knights president Steve Mescan began a fundraising drive to raise the necessary $10,000 to replace the scoreboard and a further $2,000 to cover the cost of installation. With the generous support of the Knights family and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, the necessary funding was in the bank by the following summer.
Then, another tragedy struck. A hacker broke into the Knights bank account and stole $5,000. Officials at PNC Bank were sympathetic to the cause and restored the funds. So, in July of 2015, the new scoreboard was purchased, and with the help of David Reed, installed in time for the opening game of the 2015 football season.
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