PIAA Selects Watchfire as Official Scoreboard Provider

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Watchfire Signs, making the digital display manufacturer the official video display and scoreboard partner of the PIAA.

Watchfire manufactures an array of gate-to-game LED scoring and entertainment display solutions, including video scoreboards for use in outdoor stadiums and indoor gyms and arenas. Watchfire’s Ignite Sports software and sound and video systems enable schools to easily post professional-quality content designed to engage fans and honor students.

The company also makes digital marquee signs used in front of thousands of schools nationwide.

“Becoming PIAA’s video scoreboard partner aligns with our commitment to manufacturing the best-looking and most reliable products to showcase athletes at the high school and middle school levels,” said Jeremy Weeks, Watchfire Scoreboard and Sports Specialist. “The latest in videoboard technology enables schools across the state to celebrate students, fire up fans and generate revenue for extracurricular activities.”

As part of the partnership, Watchfire will provide mobile digital signs at numerous sporting events, including the state championships for field hockey, cross country, soccer, football, and track, and field. These LED signs offer a flexible way to welcome athletes and fans, promote virtually any kind of event, and thank sponsors.

“Partnering with Watchfire will allow us to enhance our events held at venues that don’t currently offer videoboard messaging and entertainment,” stated PIAA COO Mark Byers.  “It also gives our member school administrators who attend our events the chance to see these state-of-the-art video scoreboards in action.”

“As a former athletic administrator, I understand the impact sports has on the local community, and Watchfire is eager to help schools across Pennsylvania build new sports legacies,” added Weeks. “Interscholastic sports are the cornerstone for building confident students, teaching critical life skills, and increasing school loyalty.”

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