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Night lights at school fields across nation a 'sign of hope'

1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 April 09, 2020 11:55 AM April 09, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By DAVE CAMPBELL
AP Sports Writer

The principal at Dumas High School in the Texas Panhandle wanted a way to brighten spirits for students stuck at home during the pandemic. Brett Beesley's decision to turn on the stadium lights quickly became a nationwide trend. Dumas football coach Aaron Dunnam flips the switch each weeknight at 8 p.m. for an hour of hope and encouragement. He's joined at the field by his daughter, Lyssa, a senior at the school. Athletic officials in Colorado and Minnesota helped spread the word and spur movements in their states, too.

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