Allstate Sugar Bowl to sponsor NOLA youth at Science of Sport event
NEW ORLEANS – Over 400 area school children are scheduled to attend an Allstate Sugar Bowl-sponsored Science of Sport event at Joe Brown Park this Wednesday from 10 a.m.-Noon.
The Science of Sport is a non-profit foundation dedicated to developing curriculum and programming that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Their programs are designed to bring math and science to life through hands-on learning by providing engaging programs for students and teachers.
Wednesday’s event will begin with a group session in the gymnasium focusing on numbers, trajectory of ball flight, angles and shape of the field, sports vision and Sugar Bowl facts. The field trip will then transition to the football field for breakout activities related to a variety of football skills and drills including kicking, throwing, reaction times and uniform design.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl also sponsored a Teacher Training program on September 26 in the Superdome. Over 30 area teachers representing 4th through 8th grades were presented with a custom Science of Football curriculum that showcases the history and statistics of the Sugar Bowl throughout the years and a Classroom Kit which includes tools to use in the classroom that coordinate with the lesson plans.
The Science of Sport has developed football related lesson plans that provide a mechanism for elementary and middle school students to improve their academic performance. Their goal is to translate the love of football into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science and mathematics underlying the sport.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 49 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 84-year history. The 85th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2019. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit www.AllstateSugarBowl.org.
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