Parent/CPA/sports fan donates $120K for new Centennial scoreboard

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Score one for the good guys.

Centennial Secondary is getting a scoreboard thanks to Sharon Perry, who announced a $110,000 donation Tuesday.

Perry, a CPA, explained her desire to see some numbers on the field.

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“Centennial has been a big part of my children’s schooling, my oldest two are currently attending, one is graduating this year and then my youngest starts there next September,” Perry explained in a press release. “If it weren’t for relationships like the one I have built with Anthony [Ciolfitto], additions like this to our schools and community would not be possible.”

The school had raised about $30,000 for the scoreboard through a fundraising campaign when Sharon Perry contacted principal Anthony Ciolfitto about chipping in.

“When Sharon Perry approached me to discuss donating the remainder of the funds, I was thrilled,” Ciolfitto stated. “I’m truly grateful that Sharon has enabled us to reach our goal of getting a scoreboard for the field!”

The donation includes $110,000 for the purchase of the scoreboard and $10,000 for installation and maintenance.

The scoreboard is set to be unveiled September 2023 at the Centennial Centaurs football team’s home opener, according to a release from School District #43 assistant communications director Ken Hoff.

In addition to working with the district on the creation of an annual scholarship, Perry recently pledged to match as much as $1,000 in monthly donations to SHARE food bank.

“Her philanthropy is much appreciated and will benefit the student body and the community for many years to come,” stated school board Trustee Christine Pollock in a press release.

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