National Grid Foundation and Providence College Athletics Kicks Off Hoops for the Stars
Jan. 6, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On December 11, 2013 members of the Providence College men's and women's basketball programs visited Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence to kick-off the 2013-2014 National Grid Foundation Hoops for the Stars Program. Hoops for the Stars is a partnership program in which the National Grid Foundation and Providence College Athletics provide inner-city students with the opportunity to earn tickets to Providence College basketball games in return for hard work in the classroom and positive behavior in the community.
2013-2014 marks the sixth consecutive year that the National Grid Foundation has teamed up with Providence College Athletics for this program. Since its inception more than 30,000 tickets have been distributed to students in the Providence school system.
This year's program will culminate with a city wide essay contest where the winner will receive a surprise visit to their school from Head Men's Basketball Coach Ed Cooley and Head Women's Basketball Coach, Susan Robinson-Fruchtl.
"Our Hoops for the Stars partnership with Providence College has helped encourage thousands of Providence students to excel in the classroom. With PC's outstanding athletes and coaches as role models and the added incentive of our `Rising Stars' Award, we believe that this will be our most successful year yet," said Bob Keller, president, National Grid Foundation.
New to the Hoops for the Stars program is the Rising Stars Award. This award will be presented to a student from each participating class who has achieved the most in the classroom during the season.
Praise for the Hoops for the Stars Program:
"Hoops for the Stars provides an opportunity for the middle and elementary school students of Providence to enjoy a Providence College basketball game in return for attendance, hard work and a commitment to success in the classroom. I commend the National Grid Foundation for supporting this effort. They have been a great partner for the Providence community."
Providence Mayor, Angel Taveras
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