BATESVILLE, Ark. (LyonScots.com) – Lyon College Athletics and Bad Boy, Inc. are stepping up their partnership as the local mower manufacturer and the College have joined together for a three-year sponsorship of the court in James C. Becknell Gymnasium.
Bad Boy, which began in 1998 and is known for its zero-turn commercial lawn mowers, entered into an agreement with Lyon for an athletic sponsorship, including the donation of a pair of multi-terrain vehicles (MTVs) to the Lyon Athletics. Lyon recently repainted and varnished the floor of Becknell Gymnasium. In addition to using the opportunity to promote its new Athletics logo, which was announced earlier this year, the College has added the logo of Bad Boy Mowers.
The new look of the court was unveiled on Tuesday. David Brogdon and Ryland Kieffer, who are Bad Boy employees, as well as former members of the Lyon basketball program and Lyon Athletics Hall of Famers, joined Lyon President Dr. Donald Weatherman, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Jon Vestal and Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins at the ceremony.
"This is an exciting time for Lyon Athletics, as well as our basketball and volleyball teams at Lyon," said Jenkins. "Bad Boy has always been a great partner with Lyon Athletics and we appreciate them working with us with not only support of our additional programs, but to assist us in promoting the branding of our new logo.
"Scot Athletics is growing with three new sports programs (football, men/women's wrestling) beginning this fall and Bad Boy continues to be a part of that growth. Mr. Brogdon (Hall of Fame Class of 2012) and Mr. Kieffer (Class of 2009) were a big part of our program in the past and they continue to support Lyon Athletics as a part of Bad Boy."
Bad Boy Mowers began in Diaz, Ark. and has expanded a number of times in the past several years. The mowers are now manufactured, assembled and stored in multiple facilities comprising over 850,000 square feet in Batesville.