Immediately prior to the cross country team running the football into the stadium, DASD Superintendent Jon Bales announced to fans at the homecoming football game that DMB Community Bank has become a major sponsor for the stadium. In making a significant contribution, DMB has secured the rights to naming DeForest Area High School’s stadium “DMB Community Bank Stadium” (also referred to as “DMB Stadium”). DMB’s support is part of a school-community partnership campaign to raise funds for enhancing the high school stadium renovation to better serve student athletics and community groups.
DMB Community Bank President Brad Schroeder and several members of the bank’s board of directors were on the field before the game. Bales made the announcement and introduced the bank representatives. The cross country team then ran the ball onto the field and gave it to Brad Schroeder, as a symbolic gesture of thanks.