EPB Supports Local High Schools through Friday Night Rivals Series

Chattanooga, TN (August 19, 2016) – EPB announced its continued support of area high school academics and athletics through donations made in the memory of Bob Nolan during the 2016 Friday Night Rivals football series, seen on The CW Chattanooga beginning August 19.

Nolan was the Creative Services manager at EPB before his passing in March. Prior to joining EPB, he was a technical director and marketing manager at The CW Chattanooga’s sister station, NewsChannel 9, for more than 20 years. In addition to contributing his time and talents to Friday night football broadcasts, he was a community leader for improving quality of life for children through his professional and personal life. 

“Bob always led by example and that’s why he was a mentor to so many people both in the workplace and his personal life,” said Nolan’s wife Kim Chapman.  “Making life better for friends and especially children is a part of who Bob was. He spent Friday nights directing football newscasts and expected everyone to give their best, which is where he earned the nickname “The General.” I truly appreciate what EPB and NewsChannel 9 are doing in Bob’s memory, he would be humbled.”

During each of the ten scheduled games, EPB will donate $500 in Bob Nolan’s memory to the host school which can be used toward academics, athletics or in any other ways that benefit students. The 2016 schedule includes these Friday Night Rivals games:

  • August 19 – Rhea County at Baylor
  • August 26 – Calhoun at Dalton
  • September 2 – Cleveland at Soddy Daisy
  • September 9 – Ooltewah at East Hamilton
  • September 16 – Tyner at Boyd Buchanan
  • September 23 – N.W. Whitfield at Ridgeland
  • September 30 – Baylor at McCallie
  • October 7 – South Pittsburg at Whitwell
  • October 14 – Chattanooga Christian at Red Bank
  • October 21 – Walker Valley at Rhea County

Friday Night Rivals is broadcast live on The CW Chattanooga, on Fi TV channels 6 and 306 (HD).

About EPB

Established as an independent board of the City of Chattanooga in 1935, EPB is a municipally-owned utility that provides electric power and fiber optic communications services as a means of promoting economic development and enhancing quality of life across the local area. 

EPB serves nearly 180,000 homes and businesses in a 600 square-mile area that includes greater Chattanooga, as well as parts of surrounding counties and areas of North Georgia. 

In 2010, EPB became the first provider in the United States to deliver up to 1 Gig (1,000 mbps) internet speeds utilizing a community-wide fiber optic network that provides access to every home and business in its service area. In 2015, EPB became the first (and to date) only American ISP to make up to 10 Gig (10,000 mbps) internet speeds accessible to all of its residential and commercial customers as a standard offer. 

EPB has also utilized its community-wide fiber optic network to deploy the most advanced and highly automated smart grid power management system in the nation. In recognition of EPB’s groundbreaking infrastructure, the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are utilizing EPB’s smart grid as a national model for researching and developing best practices. EPB is also the first major power distribution utility to earn the USGBC’s PEER certification for having a highly automated, modernized electric power grid.


August 19, 2016

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