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Athletic department unveils new app

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Advertisement for the new athletic department app.

Central’s Athletic Department unveiled a new app on Aug. 28, featuring game schedules and rosters for every Central sport at all levels.

The app, called “Naperville Central Redhawks” on the Apple App Store and on Google Play, includes a map of Central’s athletic sites (both on and off campus), links to important athletic  websites, trivia and giveaways for student athletic fans.

“We wanted to have everything at your fingertips,” Athletic Director Chris Kirkpatrick said. “The app is able to send out push notifications if you sign up for them, and you can follow all the teams or just specific ones you care about. And when a coach goes in and puts a score it’ll send a push notification. So it’s just a one stop shop that you can have on your phone.” 

Central students can earn points for attending athletic events and playing trivia games, which can be cashed in for various rewards.

“Once [a student] gets enough points, [they] will get a note that says ‘come to the athletic office,’” Kirkpatrick said. “Every varsity contest is worth 10 points. We’re just encouraging people to go.”

Rewards include thunder sticks and pom poms for 100 points, a lanyard for 200 points, a drawstring bag for 300 points, and a t-shirt for 400 points. The app was developed via Snap! Mobile’s FanX service. Snap! Mobile also owns Snap (formerly known as 8to18), the website Central has used to keep track of athletic schedules and rosters for many years.

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Jake Pfeiffer
Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief
Jake Pfeiffer is a senior, entering his third year on the Central Times staff, this time as Editor-in-Chief. Jake joined CT as a sophomore because he wanted to write news, but since then he has grown to love just about every element of journalism. While it is rare to see Jake anywhere other than the CT office, occasionally you can find him captaining Central’s debate team, watching baseball, listening to a seemingly endless amount of podcasts or drowning in college applications.
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