Polk State to reward student achievement on Education Day

Polk State’s Jan. 20 Education Day basketball game offers free admission for Polk County public school students age 12 and older who have all A’s and B’s on their most-recent report card. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Polk State’s Jan. 20 Education Day basketball game offers free admission for Polk County public school students age 12 and older who have all A’s and B’s on their most-recent report card. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

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.

 

Oct 20
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Suncoast Conference Jamboree
Oct 27
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
Polk State College
Red Night Madness scrimmage/pep rally Winter Haven, FL
Nov 02
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
Advance Prep Academy
Booster Club Tailgate Event Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 06
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Victory Rock Prep
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 10
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, Fla.
Nov 11
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
ASA College (Miami)
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 16
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
CONF ALL

Polk State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information, visit polk.edu/equity<http://www.polk.edu/equity-diversity/>.