The words look good. They look even better in 10-foot lights.
Those words lit up the new video scoreboard at Hanson Stadium on Oct. 3, as the Boxers defeated Pacific Lutheran in a 34-7 Homecoming victory.
It was a fitting way to dedicate the new scoreboard, which debuted at the stadium earlier this fall.
At 40- by 38-feet, the new scoreboard is the largest in the Northwest Conference. It’s topped with an arched “Pacific” and features a 411-square-foot high-definition video monitor. With multiple new on-field cameras, the video screen displays live action, quick replay and an assortment of exciting animations and videos during each game.
It also can be used for other university and community events at the stadium, such as Commencement.
The addition of the video scoreboard at Hanson Stadium was funded primarily by university donors, most notably the Phillips and Stanich families, whose names appear on the board and who were recognized in a pre-game ceremony at Homecoming.
The Staniches have a long tradition of community support, starting with the restaurant George and Gladys started in 1949. George was a proud supporter of Pacific University football, and his son Steve served as an assistant coach at Pacific in the 1970s. The current generation of Staniches — Steve, Patty and Diana — have continued their parents’ dedication to their community. Steve Stanich was inducted into the President’s Circle this year for his support of Pacific.
Current President’s Circle members Nancy (Knop) ’77, MAT ‘82 and Paul Phillips ‘78, meanwhile, met at Pacific, where he played football and she was a cheerleader. They have gone onto success as owners of Pac/West, one of the leading political PR and marketing firms in the region, and they have dedicated themselves to supporting their alma mater. Both have served as university trustees and give their time, leadership and resources to support Pacific students.
The Stanich and Phillips families were joined in supporting the scoreboard by guests at this summer’s Legends event, hosted by KISS guitarist and Pacific Trustee Tommy Thayer.