‘Pride Challenge’ promotes service


DAVENPORT – Assumption High School will participate in the Iowa Hall of Pride’s community service initiative, the “Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge.”
The Assumption boys’ basketball team will host a “Pride Scrimmage” Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. against Dubuque Senior High at Assumption.
As part of the Pride Challenge, all participating schools have identified a community service project that is meaningful for their school and community. Assumption boys’ basketball players will go out to the school’s supporting parishes in Davenport and Bettendorf on Saturday, Nov. 17, to assist with various projects around the parishes.
Many schools already incorporate community service as an extension of learning in the classroom. The Pride Challenge is highlighted by “Pride Scrimmages,” where participating schools are permitted to use one of their three allotted basketball scrimmages to play a live game under all normal game conditions, although the game does not count on a team’s record. A complete rundown of Pride Challenge information is available online at www.iowahallofpride.com.
Proceeds from Assumption’s Pride Scrimmage will directly benefit the Family Tuition Plan, which provides assistance to more than 30 percent of current Assumption students. It is particularly helpful to low- and middle-income families with tuition expense at both the elementary and high school levels.
Proceeds will also provide a $250 contribution to the Richard Jacobson Education Fund at the Iowa Hall of Pride. Those contributions will be used to further the Hall of Pride’s mission to “educate the future” through educational programs and work with students and schools across the state.

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