Dr. Carreon Academy Wins NFL Player Visit and Fuel Up to Play 60 Summer Summit
A dream, a draft, and Dockery! These three words will exemplify an incredible experience for Dr. Carreon Academy students that took place on April 10, 2019. The dream began on November 27, 2018, when PE Coach Jory Kirchhevel applied for a social media contest. A few weeks later, Coach K received an e-mail that Dr. Carreon was awarded the FLAG-In-Schools Contest winner of an in-school visit from an NFL Player. “We loved your contest entry-it was among the best submitted and we are delighted to award you this great prize!”-FUTP 60. Coach K along with his principal, Mrs. Norton, drafted a week-long theme with FUTP 60 that included an NFL Player Visit, a Wog-A-Thon fundraiser, and school dress-up days of college and career to promote drafting your dreams through education.
Drafting the dream took shape on March 11, Coach K received the following e-mail, “We have confirmed that James Dockery, former cornerback for the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers, and currently the head coach at Xavier College Prep HS in Palm Desert, is excited to visit your school on April 10, 2019.” James Dockery Day finally came to Dr. Carreon. Dockery spoke to the students about eating nutritious foods and to respect their bodies by fueling up with healthy foods. Finally, Dockery spoke about a “back-up plan” for your life other than sports and having a “DREAM BIG” goal to pursue your passions. Accompanying Dockery was Alyssa McClelland, DMI, the California representative from Sacramento. She provided FUTP 60 signage and documented the event via photos and videos. Finally, McClelland announced that our school was selected to participate in the FUTP 60 Summit in July in Cleveland, OH. Coach K and two students from Dr. Carreon will attend the Student Ambassador Summit. The FUTP 60 Wog-A-Thon continued the following day. Students and staff were sporting lime green FUTP 60 shirts as they made their way through obstacle courses themed after football drills and skills. Drafting dreams with Dockery will be a theme that sticks with our students, staff and community!
How did students and adults work together as a team?
Parents and students worked together and created the balloon arch and assisted with set-up and tear-down.
How did you accomplish your goals?
With lots of students, teachers, and parents assisting with the event that all students were able to participate in.
What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
The event is normally on a hotter day during the year. This year, it was held earlier in the year which helped with the weather.