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Hall of Pride school initiative

Monday, November 22, 2010

DES MOINES - The Iowa Hall of Pride has a new statewide community service initiative which provides wonderful opportunities for Iowa students to have a positive impact in their communities while providing educational experiences for all involved.

Those schools that have registered their service project(s) as part of the Iowa Pride Challenge are eligible for statewide recognition and service awards, as well as being eligible to participate in a Pride Scrimmage in boys' and / or girls' basketball.

The Hall of Pride, part of the Iowa Event Center, is located at 330 Park Street in downtown Des Moines.
In Pride Scrimmages, schools are permitted to use one of their three allotted basketball scrimmages to play a "regulation" game-like scenario under normal game conditions, including charging admission, keeping score and using officials. Pride Scrimmages DO NOT count on a team's record. For many participating schools, their service projects are conducted during their scrimmage in the form of a food drive or fundraiser.

A portion of the proceeds from each Pride Scrimmage will be donated to the Richard Jacobson Education Fund at the Iowa Hall of Pride. Those contributions will be used to further the Hall of Pride's mission to "educate the future" through their educational programs and work with students and schools across the state.

Currently there are more than 70 schools participating in the Pride Challenge and over 30 Pride Scrimmages taking place across the state between now and December 18, 2010.

For additional information on the Iowa Pride Challenge or the Pride Scrimmages, visit www.iowahallofpride.com. Updated schedules will be posted as additional Pride Scrimmages are confirmed.

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