To kick off the Spring season, the Cam Newton Foundation hosted over 800 middle school students and administrators at the 3rd Annual School Pride Day. The event was help at Memorial Stadium on April 24, 2015. Forty-four Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools were represented, as well as close to 80 volunteers from PwC’s Carolinas office.
As a part of School Pride Day, each school showed up wearing its school colors and had to complete eleven stations throughout the day – a mix of educational and recreational games.
Other stations included hula hooping, an obstacle course, running relays, math questions, puzzles and more. Cam visited the stations to motivate and push the children to compete harder.
For scoring purposes, a point system was used to calculate each team’s final score. Crestdale Middle School was the recipient of the School Spirit Award. Ridge Road took home the gold, followed by Northridge and J.M. Alexander.
In order to be chosen to participate in the CNF School Pride Day, each middle school attendee had to meet certain criteria. Some aspects of this criteria included good attendance, above-average report card grades, and stellar behavior. As a final aspect of being chosen to participate, students wrote letters to Cam telling him why he or she would be the ideal candidate to be chosen for the field day. Overall, 15 students and three administrators were in attendance for each participating middle school.
In order to see more from the 2015 School Pride Day, Check out the video below: