MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee Brewers have tossed out a challenge to Milwaukee Public School middle school students as part of the annual S.C.O.R.E. for Excellence Day Presented by Gordon Flesch Company contest. The Brewers initiative poses a friendly campaign amongst sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, who strive for excellence in academics, sportsmanship, attendance, and attitude to promote morale and encourage each other to work together as a team.
Five select MPS schools, including Northwest Secondary, Morse-Marshall, Wedgewood Academy, Milwaukee School of Languages and Lincoln Center for the Arts, will receive two tickets to a future Brewers game for each middle school grade-level student. Students in the most improved grade level at each school will also receive a t-shirt, a visit from Brewers players and $2,500 to use to improve academic achievement.
The grade level from all participating schools with the greatest improvement in attendance during the duration of the contest will win a visit from key Brewers positional players, an additional $2,500, plus a visit from the Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages and a pizza party provided by Palermo’s Pizza. This challenge gives middle school students the opportunity to work together to improve their attendance as a team. School administrators will select the most improved grade level (sixth through eighth grades) to take part in a special private assembly.
The contest, which began on April 16, continues through Monday, May 14. After the promotion, the incentive and winning school/grade level will be featured on the Brewers website, on-air promotions with FOX Sports Wisconsin, and in-stadium messaging.
S.C.O.R.E. is an acronym for School, Community, Opportunities, Role Models and Excellence with an emphasis toward education, interaction and life skills. The one-day visit by Brewers players to the selected five MPS schools is slated for Monday, May 21. During the program, players engage students in a dialogue about the importance of these five S.C.O.R.E. elements. The program helps open communication between the students and their role models.
The entire effort is targeted at positively impacting student behavior and student character development. It is a simple way to infuse essential skills into a teaching curriculum and is designed to motivate students to excel in academics, attendance and attitude. For additional information, contact Katina Shaw in the Brewers Community Relations department at (414) 902-4532.