GW Hosts D.C. Public Schools Family Night at Wednesday's Men's Hoops Game
Department of Athletics and Recreation to Honor and Recognize City's Educators and Youth
Jan. 10, 2012
In line with the university's long-standing commitment to the greater Washington community and the education of its youth, the GW Department of Athletics and Recreation will host D.C. Public Schools Family Night at this Wednesday's men's basketball game against Rhode Island at 7 p.m.
For 22 years, the George Washington University has been providing full scholarships to the best and brightest D.C. high school students, and at this Wednesday's home basketball game, many DCPS students, staff and parents will be the guests of honor at the first D.C. Public Schools Family Night promotion.
The GW Department of Athletics and Recreation fulfilled nearly 500 complimentary ticket requests by D.C. Public Schools for students, staff and families to attend Wednesday's game. Although event pre-registration at area schools has closed, any student, staff or parent with a D.C. Public Schools ID can purchase tickets for $3.00 at the Charles E. Smith Center box office on Wednesday.
Click here for more information about Wednesday's DCPS Family Night promotion.
During the game, several students who showed significantly improved academic achievement - better than 200 percent on standardized test scores - over the past year will sit with their families in courtside section 114 and be recognized during a timeout.
In the first half, the department will honor teachers who spent their winter break in late December helping move materials into the new Takoma Education Campus after half of the facility burned down last year. In addition, the Anacostia High School Band will perform and entertain at halftime.
"George Washington University is part of the fabric of Washington D.C., and our department mirrors the university's commitment to the city and its young people," said GW Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero. "We applaud the city's educators and their students, and this Wednesday night's game is just a small way for us to recognize their efforts."