SwampDogs Home Run Math Challenge Returns

PRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are happy to announce the 3rd Annual Homerun Math Challenge. This tremendous program is open to all elementary students, grades 2-5, in Cumberland County.

In partnership with our local Fazoli’s, Miami Subs, Jason’s Deli and Monkey Joe’s; the SwampDogs are helping these kids prepare for their end of grade math tests. Over 50,000 children have had the opportunity to take part in this program over the last two years. In addition to the extra preparation for their testing, each participant is eligible to receive a prize at each “base” as they round the field with their successes in math. When a student reaches a base, they will receive a prize courtesy of Fazoli’s, Miami Subs, Jason’s Deli, Monkey Joe’s or the Fayetteville SwampDogs.

Each teacher will set the parameters for their classroom to ensure each participant gets the opportunity to be their best. This program revolves around math problems relating to baseball, making math fun!

“Cumberland County Schools is excited to partner with the Fayetteville SwampDogs to provide a mathematics incentive program for our elementary students,” said Allison Violette, Cumberland County Schools Associate Superintendent. “This program motivates students to persevere at solving rigorous math problems and sparks excitement about mathematics.”

“This is an incredible program for the kids,” said SwampDogs director of operations Darrell Handelsman. “We’d like to thank our great partners for their help putting on this math program for the kids in Cumberland County. We are honored to be a part of something so impactful for the future of our kids.”

The Fayetteville SwampDogs are a member of the Coastal Plain League, entering their 11th season in the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 15th season, the Coastal Plain League features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http://www.coastalplain.com.

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