- Kyrene Foundation & Tempe Diablos announce Angels Spring Training Game to benefit Rachel’s Challenge efforts in schools
- February 24, 2013 1:05 pm
- February 24, 2013 5:00 pm
- February 11, 2013
- Tempe Diablos Stadium
2200 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85282, United States
This school year, all students at Kyrene’s six middle schools were able to experience a one-of-a-kind program called Rachel’s Challenge. The assembly and follow-up trainings on kindness and compassion are based on the inspiring true story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student who died in the Columbine school tragedy in 1999. Because of the overwhelming positive response from students, staff, parents and community Kyrene plans to bring back the Challenge presenters next year for additional student trainings.
Financial support of bringing in a program like was made possible by the Tempe Diablos and Kyrene Foundation. The Tempe Diablos have partnered with the L.A. Angels to secure a spring training charity fundraising game. Local groups and individuals can get behind this movement by purchasing tickets at www.kyrenefoundation.org
“Kyrene is proud to work with the Tempe Diablos and Kyrene Foundation to bring Rachel’s Challenge to our middle schools. The program is impactful because it brings students a simple message … that being kind will change the world. After the assemblies, the FOR club training (Friends of Rachel) empowers youth leaders on each school campus to create and sustain targeted acts of kindness and to lead a change in school climate. I invite community members to join our chain reaction of kindness.” Amanda Hamm, Prevention Manager, Kyrene School District.
“At a time when our society demands it more than ever, Rachel’s Challenge delivers a message of kindness and compassion to our children in a manner that they can relate to and, more importantly, can embrace for a lifetime.” Ross Robb, Kyrene Governing Board Member.
100% of ticket sales will go to support Rachel’s Challenge programs.
Purchase online now at www.kyrenefoundation.org