Our Story


How we got started in the business of scoreboards…

In Orillia Ontario, in 1971 Paul Leskew founded Challenger Athletic Products Inc. with two partners. Challenger, in a very short period of time, became Canada’s premier scoreboard manufacturer in Orillia, ON. One of Challenger’s milestones was building and installing the Toronto Blue Jays first electronic scoreboard for their inaugural season in 1977.  Over the years, Challenger’s markets spread world- wide with installations in Australia, Scotland, Ireland, US, and Europe.

In the early 80’s, Paul Leskew bought his partners out and became the sole owner of Challenger Athletic Products. In 1985, Challenger merged with Nevco Scoreboard in Greenville, Illinois.

Nevco set up its Canadian operation in Orillia, Ontario.  Paul Leskew became known as THE SCOREBOARD MAN transitioning from manufacturing and sales to strictly sales.

THE SCOREBOARD MAN focused on developing Nevco’s markets in Ontario, Newfoundland, the Yukon and the Territories.










The Scoreboard Man specializes in everything related to scoreboards for any sport. Whether it be hockey scoreboards, soccer scoreboards, football scoreboards or baseball scoreboards, we know the best option to fit your needs and your budget. The ever-changing technology in this industry has us excited over what we offer ranging from LED displays, Electronic Team Names, Wireless Controls, Table-top wireless controls, etc. When it comes to scoreboard manufacturers, NEVCO is the leading choice and we are proud to represent NEVCO’s superior line of scoreboards within Canada. Of course, as scoreboard experts, we also focus on scoreboard installations and scoreboard repairs. If you are looking for scoreboards or accessories, contact us today to start the conversation regarding all your options and what leading technology is available to you today.