The Ducks will host the ninth annual S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout for fourth-grade students this Saturday, Apr. 30 from 7:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Honda Center parking lot (“Lot 5,” adjacent to the 57 freeway). Approximately 350 students from 24 local schools will compete in the tournament, a culmination of the club’s S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education) physical education curriculum. The winning school will receive the S.C.O.R.E. Cup to commemorate the championship, a trophy it will keep until it is awarded to next year’s recipient. The S.C.O.R.E. Cup is engraved with each winning school and player names.
Each school participating in Saturday’s tournament is a member of the S.C.O.R.E. program, consisting of more than 30,000 local students representing 300 schools. As part of S.C.O.R.E.’s in-school physical education curriculum, 45 schools and 4,500 4th grade children currently play street hockey. The program is funded by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, which provides a full donation of street hockey equipment, training for physical education instructors and a 10-day curriculum. The Ducks launched the S.C.O.R.E. program in 2005, aimed at in-class and physical education through free educational standards-based programs and incentives for all participating schools.
Saturday’s tournament is free to attend and will include concessions, music and prizes. Young children attending the S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout as spectators will also have the opportunity to compete in mini-games throughout the day and Ducks mascot Wild Wing will be on hand to cheer for all participants in Saturday’s festivities. Friends Christian School of Yorba Linda returns to defend its title after defeating Stoneybrooke Christian School of San Juan Capistrano in the championship game.
Ducks S.C.O.R.E. offers a three-pronged approach to enrich the education of students: an in-class education program that donates 18,000 sets of school supplies and includes an incentive-based reading program (Reading is the GOAL), a science & math program (First Flight Field Trip), as well as a physical education program that includes the street hockey curriculum and the Captain’s Challenge, aimed at motivating fifth-grade students to pursue better health and fitness.
For more information on the eighth annual S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout, please visit www.ducksscore.com.