CPS Athletics Department Kicks Off Make It Happen Program

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools' Athletics Department and Kelly Sports properties kicked off teh Make It Happen program Monday afternoon. The purpose of this program is to partner with businesses in the area to generate revenues for CPS athletic and activities. Recent budget cuts have caused the elimination of programs and the deterioration of equipment and facilities.

The event was held at The Arena at Southwell Complex on the Columbia College campus. At the event, Columbia Public Schools recognized the program's sponsors.

The program started last October and met its goal of obtaining nine athletics and activities sponsors. Columbia Public Schools was able to order new scoreboards for Hickman and Rock Bridge High Schools. Battle High School will also get one upon its completion in 2013. The scoreboards are scheduled to arrive Friday, and will include video and message capabilities.