Getting good grades will pay off in more ways than one for Polk County public school students.
Polk State College offers free admission to its Jan. 20 basketball game for students age 12 and older who have all A's and B's on their most-recent report card. (Children under 12 are admitted free.)
The game against St. Petersburg College starts at 4 p.m. The first 50 students with all A's and B's will receive a free T shirt if they present their report card.
"Our goal is to further incentivize students and show them that education is bigger than basketball," said Head Coach Brandon Giles.
"It's also good exposure as we gear up for our youth basketball camps on campus in June.
"We hope to see your face in the place!"
The Education Day game will feature a special halftime performance by the Polk State cheerleaders and the "mini Eagles." A Community Pep Band will also play during halftime and timeouts.
One lucky fan will have a chance to win up to $100 in the Larry Walker State Farm Layup Challenge.
Fans who purchase a ticket can bring their stub to Tempo 1930 in downtown Winter Haven and receive 10 percent off their next meal.