September 12th, 2012
Ads coming to Glenbard scoreboards
By Christopher Placek
Fans attending Glenbard High School District 87 athletic events will soon be seeing advertising next to the score of the game on scoreboards at all four high schools.
The school board voted unanimously this week to approve an eight-year agreement with iHigh, a firm that will coordinate advertising sponsorships for new LED panels to be attached to eight existing scoreboards at Glenbard athletic facilities.
It’s an effort to bring in extra revenue — as much as $100,000 annually, by one estimate — for school programs.
Rod Molek, Glenbard’s assistant superintendent for human resources and student services, said the advertising will be “limited” — only displayed during athletic events, and the school district has the right to approve all ads.