NFL Charities hosts All-Stars Sports Showdown
NFL CHARITIES HOSTS ALL-STARS SPORTS SHOWDOWN
WHO: After-School All-Stars Hawaii’s participating middle schools: Dole and Kalakaua Middle Schools in Kalihi; King Intermediate in Kaneohe; Jarrett Middle School in Palolo; Washington Middle School in Honolulu; and Ewa Makai Middle School in Ewa Beach
WHAT: Sports competition between public middle schools; health and wellness fair with exhibitors Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Alu Like, Keola Mamo, 102.7 Da Bomb with deejay Krystylez. In addition to support from NFL Charities, other sponsors include Whole Foods, Safeway, Costco and Times Supermarket.
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9am – 2pm
WHERE: Washington Middle School, 1633 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96826
NOTE: Onsite contact is Dawn Dunbar, ASAS Hawaii Executive Director, 808-554-4560
Due to the lack of organized sports leagues for Hawaii’s public middle school students, After-School All-Stars has committed to putting on their third All-Stars Sports Showdown. Sponsored by NFL Charities, this event will bring together six middle schools to compete in basketball, flag football, volleyball and soccer. The current trophy is held by the Dole Middle School All-Stars. At-risk kids are in need of productive and healthy activities as well as positive mentors, as it is critical to their growth and self confidence at this vulnerable age. And even more so, since physical education activities have been removed from the school day. ASAS provides the opportunity to leverage student passion for sports and fitness activities by teaching their participants to be mindful of their health through physical activity and nutrition.
ASAS Hawaii is a new non-profit organization currently serving six middle schools on Oahu. The after-school program is unique in that it targets middle school students in Title I public schools, and it provides structured curriculum with class offerings that are fun and engaging. ASAS’ mission is to provide quality comprehensive after-school programs that keep 6th, 7th, 8th graders out of trouble and help them succeed in school and in life. Founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1990, the programs have been designed to prepare middle school youth for high school, college, and the 21st century by offering academic support, enrichment opportunities and health/fitness activities. After-School All-Stars serves 80,000 youth annually through after school and summer programs in 12 chapters across the country.