Spikes unveil full slate of 2018 school programs

Quartet of programs supplement curriculum with Spikes mascots, staff

By State College Spikes | March 29, 2018 9:07 AM ET

The State College Spikes will continue a tradition of community involvement with a full slate of 2018 school programs to bring a unique educational experience into area classrooms. Each of the Spikes' four school programs offers a unique theme and focus, with the common goal of using the Spikes brand to supplement classroom curriculum in the areas of reading, writing, exercising, eating healthy and conserving water. These programs are always offered free of charge to area schools in Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and other counties.

Students in grades K-8 will have the opportunity to earn tickets to a Spikes home game upon completion of one of these fun and education school programs. Most programs are implemented through school assemblies and involve Spikes mascots and front office staff.

Click here for more information on all four of the Spikes' 2018 school programs!

The Spikes' four school programs are:

Healthy Home Runs presented by Mount Nittany Health: Designed to promote a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and physical activity, Healthy Home Runs will bring Ike the Spike and representatives from Mount Nittany Health to schools for an assembly that includes "Ike's Fun Fit Challenge."

• Books & Baseball presented by BB&T: This program encourages students in grades K-8 to complete a reading program, with free Spikes tickets upon completion. Books & Baseball includes a free assembly and reading presentation with the BB&T Nookie Monster at any of the participating schools.

• Head Above Water presented by the State College Borough Water Authority: Ike the Spike, along with a representative from the State College Borough Water Authority, will be educating students on the importance of water conservation and the effects it can have. The program includes a free assembly and water conservation presentation with Ike the Spike and the State College Borough Water Authority at any of the participating schools!

• Spikes Essay Contest presented by the Centre Daily Times: The Spikes Essay Contest is for K-8 students to creatively share their experiences and thoughts about the State College Spikes through pictures or essays. The contest is divided into three different grade levels: K-1, 2-4 and 5-8, with a different topic for each.

Click here for more information on all four of the Spikes' 2018 school programs!

Teachers or administrators interested in participating in any of the State College Spikes School Programs can contact Spikes Manager of Communications Joe Putnam at (814) 272-1711 or jputnam@statecollegespikes.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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