Another donation has rolled in for the Tigers’ new hockey arena. Alumnus and Trans-Lux Corp. CEO J.M. Allain, a 2003 multidisciplinary graduate, has announced plans to donate a $1 million scoreboard to the new arena.
Trans-Lux Corp. is a top supplier of programmable electronic information displays. The center-hung electronic scoreboard will be state of the art, though exact specifications will not be known until plans for the arena are finalized.
Allain, who grew up in Canada, always had a love for hockey. His fondness for the sport continued when he came to RIT. “The tradition of hockey at RIT has always been great, and I’m proud to support this new effort to enhance the game experience for both players and the students,” said Allain. “It means a lot personally to more closely align myself with the university and become an integral part of the planning for this new building.”
Allain’s donation is in support of Tiger Power Play, a campaign that hopes to raise $15 million toward the cost of construction of the new arena. The first donation to the fund was a $1 million gift from alumni Stephen Schultz, a 1989 computer science graduate, and his wife Vicki, a 1994 business administration graduate.