A cardboard boat race dubbed the Redlands Regatta was part of a varied celebration of Bulldog athletics during homecoming weekend at University of Redlands.

The regatta Saturday, Oct. 26, featured crews who first had to build their own craft with materials provided, before launching them at the Thompson Aquatic Center.

“We had a lot of fun last year,” Ray Watts, the university’s vice president for advancement, said before the event.

All Bulldog athletics, perhaps even the cardboard rowers, were celebrated during halftime of the football game with La Verne later that night.

The university also celebrated athletics by touting its $20 million campaign for new and upgraded sports facilities, the first visual manifestation of which was also shining bright Saturday — a giant video scoreboard rising 50 feet at Ted Runner Stadium.

“It’s the largest board of its kind in any school our size in the Western states,” said Jeff Martinez, the university’s head of athletics.

Besides video and replays, the Bulldogs use it to highlight players from any number of sports, and to raise money through advertising.

To learn more or donate to the campaign, go to foreveryours.redlands.edu/bulldog-athletics.

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