HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Schools Referendum 2020 is underway and recent videos taken show TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck readers how dramatic the improvements will be when complete. One of the many improvements is near completion, the replacement of stadium field lights at Roggy Field Stadium. The new lighting is LED and was awarded through competitive bidding to Quality Electrical Construction Company. Cost is $523,000. In exclusive video only on TAPinto Holmdel & Colts Neck, you can see the first light tower rise on the field named out of respect to one of Holmdel's finest athletes of all time: Robert Roggy:
In the second exclusive video, this is the first and last time the actual sequence of placement can be seen. Like a huge erector set, the high tech lights are ever so gently placed on its base:
Roggy Stadium was named after the world class Javelin Champion and former student Bob Roggy. The stadium lights were installed about 40 years ago by Quality Electrical Company out of Holmdel. It is a fantastic stroke of fate that the same company, with four generations of it's own history, is now installing the new stadium lighting. According to Quality, a family company, it's the most state of the art of its kind.
History: Bob Roggy (August 6, 1956 in Holmdel Township, New Jersey, United States – August 4, 1986) was a javelin thrower from the United States. He set the world best year performance in 1982, throwing 95.80 metres in Stuttgart, West Germany on August 29. Earlier in 1982, Roggy set the American record in the Javelin at the Bruce Jenner Invitational, beating Mark Murro's 12-year-old record. Previously while a senior at Southern Illinois University he won the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1978. Roggy was killed in an automobile accident in 1986 in Houston, Texas at the first Olympic Sports Festival. Roggy attended Holmdel High School. Following his death, a scholarship was set up in memory. (Wikipedia)