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Athletics And Guilford County Schools Partner For Education Day

Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
         
Release: December 09, 2013
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG Athletics Department is hosting Guilford County Schools middle-school students for the first-ever Guilford County Schools Education Day held in conjunction with the men’s basketball game December 11, sponsored by the Lincoln Financial Group. 

The Spartans will battle Claflin Wednesday at the Greensboro Coliseum with a noon tip-off. Approximately 4,000 middle school students from 14 different schools in the Guilford County School system are expected to attend. The event is designed to enhance the education experience by utilizing athletics to learn about curriculum being taught in the classroom.

Each student will receive a workbook designed by the UNCG Athletics Department, which emphasizes different parts of their curriculum at the Guilford County Schools. There will also be a pregame education fair at the Greensboro Coliseum featuring different UNCG campus departments.

The event is only open to Guilford County School students and teachers, UNCG season ticket holders and UNCG students.

The GCS Education Day is another step in building the relationship with the school system and UNCG Athletics. The Spartans are also adopting four middle schools this year to partner with and selected student-athletes visit each school monthly.

For the past two years, UNCG Athletics and GCS have partnered on the Roadmap 2 Reading promotion, which rewards elementary school students who read a required number of minutes with tickets to a men’s basketball game. This promotion will continue again this year surrounding the February 1 game against Georgia Southern.

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