Daktronics Keeps Running At The London 2012 Olympic Legacy Venues
Daktronics UK takes on the Great Newham Run for Paul's Place charity
LONDON, U.K. – July 13, 2015 – The close knit and dependable team at Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) have been determined to direct their power as a collective towards raising money for charity. The hard-wired crew will represent the company by taking part in the Morrisons Great Newham London Run, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday, 19 July 2015.
The eleven-strong team is comprised of six Daktronics' UK employees and the support of five family members. The money they raise will be donated to Paul's Place (paulsplace.org.uk), a Bristol-based charity that supports and facilitates physically disabled adults.
The team is closely aligned with the site of the run, as the route takes in all the iconic London 2012 Olympic Games legacy venues, including the Lee Valley VeloPark into which Daktronics has installed four Daktronics LED video displays, each measuring 18.10 square metres, in preparation for the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
The displays are located one in each corner of the indoor velodrome, to ensure fans get multiple views of the action in the event that their seats have any obstructions. Positioned at eye level from the seating areas fans can easily look from the displays back to the live action and vice versa.
The route also passes the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium. Indeed the Run represents the first event to take place there since its transformation following London 2012 and Daktronics recently announced its own involvement. Two Daktronics 15HD pixel LED video displays measuring a vast 214 square metres will be installed into the venue in time to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Daktronics UK extends an open invitation to all those who wish to support them on July 19th and offers the Paul's Place JustGiving page (https://www.justgiving.com/paulsplace) up to the generosity of the industry.