Musco Lighting makes night racing possible at
Jingle Cross Friday and Saturday
Wimbledon. The Olympics. The Iowa Cubs. Jingle Cross.
Sporting events from the preps to the pros — and Iowa City’s own Jingle Cross Cyclocross Festival — all have one thing in common: Musco Lighting.
For the past seven years, Musco has provided lighting for the Friday night races at Jingle Cross, adding to the excitement and uniqueness of the event. This year, Musco will light night races both Friday and Saturday, a change that athletes and fans will enjoy.
“We’re excited to be a part of the event and support such an important cause for the eighth straight year,” said Jerome Fynaardt, mobile lighting manager for Musco, based in Oskaloosa, Iowa. “Getting involved with Jingle Cross and the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is a valuable opportunity for the Musco team to demonstrate its commitment to supporting local communities in Iowa. We look forward to another great event.”
Since its inception in 2004, Jingle Cross has donated all proceeds to the UI Children’s Hospital. Every year, pediatric patients from the Children's Hospital have been part of the podium ceremony for the professional UCI races, presenting awards and flowers to the top 3 men and women. That tradition continued during last years's Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup to a global audience.
Race director John Meehan said he is excited to partner with Musco Lighting again for Jingle Cross and as an official sponsor of the Telenet UCI World Cup.
“Musco has a global presence, just like the World Cup, and has always supported our event and our cause for the Children's Hospital,” he said. “This Iowa-based company continues to expand its impact around the world, redefining so many sports, events, and exhibits. Musco has been illuminating Jingle Cross for eight consecutive years, and now brings you not one, but two nights of exciting night-time cyclocross here in Iowa. Musco truly makes it happen.”
Bands and DJ's will add to the party excitement as the world's best men and women race both Friday night and Saturday night with the women at 7:30 PM and the men and 8:45 PM each night. Food and beverages will be available all day and night as the big party continues leading up to Sunday's globally televised Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.
Musco Lighting was founded in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1976 and focuses on the design and manufacture of sports lighting systems, large area lighting, and temporary lighting for events such as Jingle Cross.