MILWAUKEE, Wis. – April 20, 2011 – A scoreboard donation made to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” (EMHE). All American Scoreboards, a division of Milwaukee-based Everbrite, LLC., is part of the show’s "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" episode, which aired Sunday, April 17, 2011.
Pardeeville, Wisconsin-based All American Scoreboards was contacted earlier this year by EMHE for the in-kind donation for a home being built in Wichita, Kan., which includes an indoor athletic court for a family recently struck by tragedy. In June 2010, the Hall family of six was hit hard when father, Carl, was involved in a tragic car accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Carl’s condition made it impossible for him to continue living in their Wichita, Kan., bi-level home, which contained door frames that were not wheelchair accessible and dangerous stairs that also made it impossible for Carl to move effectively through the house. The family was forced to relocate to a rented condominium.
“We were moved to be a part of this EHME and help this family struck by tragedy,” said Chris Stark, All American Scoreboard sales manager. “The scoreboard really adds to the amazing indoor athletic court for basketball, volleyball and soccer, which will be well-used by this active family.”
Friends and family nominated the Halls to EMHE; they are admired, well-respected and known by many. The Hall family represents a slice of Americana. Carl married his high school sweetheart, Stacey, and together they created the ultimate team. Megan (16), Maddie (14), Logan (11) and McLaine (9) all followed in dad’s footsteps by participating in team sports and enjoying mom’s perfect cheer from the sidelines.
EMHE intend to give Carl back his independence with a new home equipped for rehab, so as to help the family move forward. To help make everything easier for Carl, there is voice-activated technology throughout the home.
All American Scoreboards donated an 8206 Series electronic scoreboard measuring 6’ x 2’ 6” with LED display used for basketball and volleyball.
“EMHE is grateful to all of the vendors who helped with this project,” said Senior Producer Diane Korman. “All American Scoreboards’ donation really makes the athletic court that much more dynamic.”
The Hall’s new home was completed in just under a week. EMHE began this build by surprising them on February 17th, and they returned to their new home on February 24th. Community volunteers along with Bob Cook Homes, team leader Ty Pennington, designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis and Jillian Harris gave Carl back some independence and a new home to rehab in so that his family may move past this tragedy and into a brighter, healthier future.
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