Jun 21, 2017

Dan Lomas thumb.jpg(June 21, 2017)… Here is your chance to have a professional athlete visit your summer camp. The Rochester Knighthawks are offering three FREE programs: Healthy Hawks, Anti-Bullying and Lacrosse 101. The community initiatives are conducted by a Knighthawks player and include great student-player interaction.

Healthy Hawks, which is sponsored by Power Train, is a program designed to educate students on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The event includes a presentation by a Knighthawks player, along with a question and answer session. Each student will also receive a booklet containing healthy facts, recipes, and a voucher good for a Knighthawks 2018 home game.

The Knighthawks anti-bullying program, We Got Your Back, teaches kids how to identify types of bullying, how to handle bullying situations, and where to go for help. It is estimated that about 30 percent of students in sixth through 10th grade in the United States are involved in bullying on a regular basis. As part of the program, which is sponsored by Diamond Packaging and Wellington Steele & Associates, each kid will receive an anti-bullying booklet which includes a voucher for a free ticket.

Lacrosse 101 brings the sport of lacrosse into your summer camp as the kids learn about the game and get to use a lacrosse stick for the first time. As part of the program, members of the Knighthawks will arrive with sticks, nets and balls. Each session includes fun activities like relay races and shooting contests. Every kid will also leave with a ticket voucher for a 2018 home game.

Over the past five seasons, the Knighthawks have talked to over 30,000 students about staying active, playing lacrosse and eliminating bullying.

If you would like the Knighthawks to come to your summer camp, please contact Craig Rybczynski via email at [email protected] or by calling the office at 585-454-HAWK (4295), ext. 3008.

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