Hailey Moriarty, a junior at Niceville High School, recently spearheaded a community service project to have two scoreboards built at Twin Hills Soccer Complex.
NICEVILLE — A ceremony was held recently at the Twin Hills Soccer Complex to welcome two new scoreboards.
According to Hailey Moriarty, a junior at Niceville High School, the scoreboards stemmed from a community service project that she started last February.
In an e-mail to the Daily News, Moriarty said that she met with Jim Baughman, recreation director for the city, who told her that if she could figure out a way to purchase the scoreboards, the city would put them up.
Through a GoFundMe account, donations from local businesses and a day collecting additional funds at a local Walmart, Moriarty was able to raise $12,070.
As a midfielder for the school’s soccer team, her "goal from the beginning was to have the scoreboards up and operational by the first home soccer game of the (2019) season."
The scoreboards have since been dedicated to Danny Blain, the first Niceville High School coach and Al Haberbusch, a referee with more than 30 years of experience and the former president of the Emerald Coast Soccer Officials Association.