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Bangor Cork contributes custom oversized whiteboard for U.S. National Highland Game Championship at 25th annual Celtic Classic

Bangor Cork, a manufacturer of bulletin boards and supplier of cork rolls and sheets, donated a custom , scorekeeping whiteboard to the Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA), an organization in Bethlehem, PA. The CCA promotes and preserves Celtic culture through events and workshops, and the custom board was used for their annual Celtic Classic National Highland Games.

The local event, hosted the last weeked of every September in Historic Downtown Bethlehem, celebrates Celtic Culture through a series of contests and live entertainment.

“We like to donate supplies to schools and local groups in the Lehigh Valley,” said Pete Raines, president of Bangor Cork. “This was our second year working with the CCA, and we plan on continuing to work with them in the future.” The donation followed last year's success at the National Highland Games, where Bangor Cork’s large custom whiteboard acted as the first ever scoreboard for the Games.

The custom double-sided whiteboard is 5’ by 12’, consisting of three folding pieces, making the board portable and easy to transport. The board’s magnetic porcelain enamel steel surfaces provide a high quality writing plane on both sides of the whiteboard, while allowing posters and flyers to be displayed via magnets. The board’s foam sandwich core, provides the whiteboard with strength while having a lightweight composition in comparison to its popular counterpart, particleboard.

The oversized whiteboard was on display throughout the Highland Games, keeping track of the competitors’ scores for individual contests. The Highland Games feature contests of strength, agility, speed, and overall athletic skill of the participants. Challenges requiring scorekeeping include the 16lb Hammer Throw, the Caber Toss, the Open Stone, the Sheaf Toss and more.

The Celtic Classic is a signature event held by the CCA, drawing crowds upwards of 250,000 people to the historic section of Bethlehem, PA. Beginning every year on the fourth Friday of September, the weekend festival includes various events, entertainment, and food celebrating Celtic culture. This year, featured events included the Haggis Eating Contest, Whiskey Tasting, the National Highland Games, the Junior Fiddle Competition, the Drum Major Competition, and the Pipe Bands.

Bangor Cork’s custom whiteboard served as a means for contestants and crowds to keep score of placement in the Highland Games, a concept new to the festival last year. “Traditionally, they never kept scores,” said Raines, “so our whiteboard has allowed them to know who in fact is the winner of the individual contests and overall game.”

Bangor Cork’s whiteboards are available in a range of stock sizes or custom specifications. Available in aluminum or wooden frames, all Bangor Cork whiteboards consist of a magnetic, porcelain enamel steel writing surface, providing users with the longest available warranty. Take a look at available Bangor Cork whiteboards, or contact us if you're interested in options and pricing for a custom product.