Oct. 4, 2010
On Thursday, September 30th Providence College men's basketball player Brice Kofane (Yaounde, Cameroon) visited Ashaway Elementary School in Chariho, R.I. to talk with third and fourth graders as a part of the Providence College All-Stars Rewards program. The program is geared toward rewarding academic achievement with tickets to Friar men's basketball games. Participating schools reward students with bookmarks that include two ticket vouchers to a men's basketball home game, one for the student and one for a parent. Schools will be recognized on the videoboard during the game they attend and some will also be visited by a men's basketball player.
At Ashaway Elementary School, standardized testing is fast approaching and the school has taken advantage of the Providence College All-Stars Rewards Program to reward its students for all the work they will put in during the test period. The students will receive tickets to a men's home non-conference basketball game at the Dunkin' Donuts Center this season. As part of his visit, Brice Kofane spoke about the importance of education and respecting adults and mentors such as their teachers, coaches and parents. He also spoke about the upcoming basketball season and the game the students are attending on November 6th. Following the visit, all of the students signed a "Commitment Poster" promising to do their best on the upcoming NECAP testing.
If you would like your class or school to participate in the program visit friars.com or call (401) 865-GOPC.