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Friday, March 06, 2015

Community Joins in Black History Month Event with Help from AmpliVox Sound Systems

In observance of Black History Month, the Northbrook Community Relations Commission sponsored a free public event on February 21 at the North Suburban YMCA featuring the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team.

Over 300 guests, many of them children in baseball jerseys, gathered in the Y’s large gymnasium to share in an informal lunch and a Q&A session with JRW players.

To make sure that all the participants could hear and enjoy the full presentation, planners turned to locally-based AmpliVox Sound Systems for audio equipment to meet the demands of this unique event.

AmpliVox provided technical support as well as equipment to enable multiple JRW players to participate in the Q&A.

The company supplied six of its 16-channel S1623 Wireless Handheld Mic Kits, which were then managed through an eight-channel mixer. The wireless mics were used by the event’s emcee, JRW players, and audience members during the Q&A period.

Presenters also had access to an AmpliVox SW505 Executive Column Lectern with a sensitive gooseneck mic.

All the audio elements, including a multimedia presentation on Jackie Robinson’s legacy, were projected through AmpliVox’s SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner portable PA system and SW1297 Wireless Companion Battery Powered Speaker.

The combined coverage provided consistent, clear sound to the entire event space, even with a large of crowd of excited youngsters.

"AmpliVox really came through for us to make the Black History Month celebration successful," said Howard Schultz, Executive Director/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA.

"It was vitally important that all our guests could hear the presentations and participate in the dialogue. We rely on AmpliVox audio equipment for all kinds of events here at the Y, and we appreciate the extra efforts they made to meet our needs in this situation."

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth with Howard Schultz,
Executive Director/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA