“The 100th anniversary of the Drake Relays was a milestone, and we wanted to honor the Relays history, legacy, and destiny. The idea to honor the Athletes of the Century who competed at the Relays was a big part of our anniversary celebration. “We saw a sample [Pella Engraving] plaque with an artist’s rendering of a picture—it was so much more unique than a photo on a plaque. It sealed the deal. “PEC wanted this project to be as successful as we did. Because of this, we listened to them when they had suggestions. And they always listened to us—no matter how many times we called with changes, we never felt like we were a bother. “The artwork on each plaque is consistent yet representative of each athlete’s individuality. The plaques make the entrance around the stadium light up.”