Red Bank Regional will play its first-ever night game under the school's newly installed lights on Friday night, Sept. 20.
The Bucs will play Wall Township High School at 7 p.m. at the Ridge Road high school in Little Silver.
The contest will be one of three night games at the school this fall.
From an August story by Christopher Sheldon ...
Fans of Red Bank Regional sports teams will be able to experience night games at home this school year.
large lights were installed at RBR's athletic field on Tuesday, thanks
to the fundraising efforts of the Buccaneer Athletic Foundation (BAF)
"It's very exciting. Who doesn't want to relish
in the experience of seeing athletic events at the school at night?" RBR
Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz said. "There's a different type of
energy during night games. Hopefully the energy on the field will match
the energy in the stands."
Athletic Director "Del" Dal Pra said three football games, one boys'
soccer game and a girls' soccer game will be played at night this fall.
Dal Pra said a boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse game will be played
there during the spring.
Dal Pra said the lights are currently
running through a generator at the field but that they will be powered
by the school's electricity in the future.
BAF member Cathy
Reardon said the lights cost about $150,000 and that all the money was
raised through donations and fundraising events over the last two years.
The BAF sponsored Red Bank RiverCenter's International Flavour Festival and raised
between $25,000 and 30,000 from that event alone.
Reardon said the BAF is
not done raising funds for school athletic upgrades. She said some
other projects the group has on its radar are building a snack shack by
the athletic field and replacing the wood of the basketball court.
Stefankiewicz said he and the Red Bank Regional Board of Education support the efforts of the BAF.
know the board is extremely appreciative of the efforts of the
committee and we are looking forward to working with them on any future