Fort Dorchester High School: High School Athletic Dept. Scores Big with Apogee

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Fort Dorchester High School: High School Athletic Dept. Scores Big with Apogee

Case Study / White Paper | August 07, 2009
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Challenge

High school football is very popular in the South and the football program in Dorchester School District 2, Dorchester County, South Carolina is one of the best. With one of the winningest coaches in the country and regular coverage by sports news network ESPN, it’s important for the district to have high quality sound systems for its athletic fields. 

At Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, where one of the top college prospects of 2007 played football, the athletic field was saddled with an inadequate sound system that provided only limited coverage and distorted sound at higher volumes. To make matters worse, the coverage for the visitors’ bleachers was almost nonexistent and there was no access for cabling to improve it. 

“It was so bad, school officials were embarrassed by it,” commented Bogen’s Southeast Regional Sales Manager Jeff Van Robertson. “They had to push the old PA system really hard to try to make the announcer heard in the visitors’ stands and so it would distort. District officials wanted to get a quality sound system to match the quality of its athletic program. But their budget was limited and to make matters worse, there was no way to run cabling across the field to install speakers on the visitors’ side.”

  • Nationally known football program needs professional quality sound 
  • Athletic field lacks access for installation 
  • School budget limits options