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Chaminade-Madonna athletes can now play in the dark

Hollywood high school celebrates installation of stadium lights

HOLLYWOOD | Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory will mark the installation of stadium lights at its Vince Zappone Field with a special Let There Be Lights celebration that will coincide with its varsity football game against Deerfield Beach High on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

The installation of the lights means that for the first time in 58 years, the student athletes at Chaminade-Madonna will have the opportunity to play home games in the late afternoon and evening hours. This will allow for more flexible scheduling for its athletic teams who utilize the venue while allowing greater prevention of heat-related sports injuries for all student athletes.

“We are grateful to the City of Hollywood for their assistance and guidance in the execution of this lighting initiative,” said Chaminade-Madonna Head of School Judith Mucheck. “The addition of this feature to Vince Zappone Field will put Chaminade-Madonna on par with the other Broward County high schools whose fields already include outdoor lighting.”

Chaminade-Madonna contracted Musco Lighting to install the green technology LED lighting system at the stadium. The school, created out of the merger of Chaminade High School for boys and Madonna Academy for girls, is one of 17 Marianist-sponsored educational institutions in the U.S.

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