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NEWS RELEASE #29
November 13, 2006
Aurora Education Foundation...assisting Aurora Public SchoolsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Contact:
Angela Hutton-Howard
Executive Director
Aurora Education Foundation
Work:  303-326-2042Cell:  720-253-7474

THE DENVER NUGGETS SHOOT HOOPS
WITH AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS KIDS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2006
Aurora Public Schools Kids Meet and Play Basketball with the Denver Nuggets

On  Friday, November 17, Kroenke Sports Enterprises and the Denver Nuggets are giving 150 Aurora Public Schools K-12 students the chance to play basketball with some of the Denver Nuggets.  Players and assistant coaches will offer tips from their “Read to Achieve Program,” conduct mini-clinics, and pose for pictures.  Students are selected to attend this “Rewards” event based on attendance, citizenship and scholarship. Students will receive goody bags filled with school supplies, notebooks and Nuggets’ memorabilia. 

“Each year select APS students have the opportunity to participate in this clinic.  It is an exciting chance to meet professional athletes that have succeeded on the court and in the classroom,” explains Angela Hutton-Howard, Aurora Education Foundation Executive Director.  “The Aurora Education Foundation is pleased to work with Kroenke Sports and the Denver Nuggets for the third year to offer students a unique experience to intermingle with professional athletes.  The students will be inspired to achieve as well as realize there are rewards for their academic efforts.”

REPRESENTATION:
Denver Nuggets:
  Select Nuggets Players and Community Ambassadors Calvin Natt, Walter Davis and Mark Randall
APS:  Brian Donovan (APS Legal Counsel), Anthony Sturges (APS graduate and member of the State Championship Hinkley basketball team), and Board of Education Directors
AEF:  Angela Hutton-Howard, Executive Director

WHAT: 150 Aurora Public Schools students meet the Denver Nuggets
WHERE:  Aurora Central High School Main Gym
               11700 E, 11th Avenue
               Aurora, CO 80010
WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2006 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
CONTACT:
Media Contact:
 
Angela Hutton-Howard
Executive Director, Aurora Education Foundation
303-326-2042; Cell:  720-253-7474

About Aurora Education Foundation
A 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit Colorado corporation, the Aurora Education Foundation’s (AEF) primary role is to assist Aurora Public Schools (APS).  An advocate for quality education, AEF fosters active community support for APS and ensures that post-secondary tuition is available to APS faculty, staff and students.  AEF also secures resources to support innovative classroom initiatives for which federal, state and local funding is unavailable and/or insufficient.  To learn more about AEF, visit the website at www.auroraedfoundation.org or call 303-326-2042.

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