On Friday, April 17, 2020, PIAA District IV Member Schools will be honoring the Class of 2020 (students and athletes) and supporting the nurses, doctors, and first responders on the front line of COVID-19 by lighting up their stadiums and our library for 20 minutes starting at 8:20. This time frame is in conjunction with the National “Porch Light Campaign.”
Scoreboards will be displaying the score as 20-20 in honor of this year’s graduating class, while 4th Down and 19 Yards to Go will be displayed as the down and distance signifying COVID-19 is on its final down.
Please note that supporting residents and students are NOT permitted on stadium grounds during this light-up and should remain at home. School personnel will be posting pictures. Mayor Bagwell will be capturing the moment. Local media will also be covering this event and will be broadcasting their coverage on their TV channels, newspapers, and social media sites.
If people are compelled to support this initiative from their homes, flip on your porch light, get your favorite noisemaker (cowbells, horns, etc.) or rally towel, poms, etc. and take a selfie picture or video, post it to your social media site and tag your school, and @PIAADistrictIV. This is the one time PIAA will encourage noise makers, so let’s take advantage of it. People are also encouraged to use the hashtag #PIAATogether when posting about this event. We cannot stress this enough, supporters of this initiative will NOT be permitted on school district property.