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Union girls' basketball team is making a difference

November 16, 2012
Dysart Reporter

Union High School is participating in the Iowa Hall of Pride's new community service initiative, the "Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge." Union's Girls basketball team will be participating in a "Pride Scrimmage" on November 19 at 6:00 against Cedar Rapids Kennedy at Cedar Rapids Kennedy. This will be a JV/Varsity event, with the JV playing at 6:00 followed by the varsity.

As part of the Pride Challenge, all participating schools have identified a community service project that is meaningful for their school and community. Admission to the game will be $5 or five non-perishable food items. Rather than taking food to Cedar Rapids, Union fans may bring food items to Union High School or Union Middle School and receive a voucher/ticket to gain admission to the game. Five food items per voucher/ticket is required. The Union Girls will donate their portion of the food collected to the Cedar Valley Food Bank.

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. The inaugural statewide Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge takes place November 12, through Saturday, December 22, 2012. A complete rundown of Pride Challenge information is available online at Proceeds from our Pride Scrimmage will go to the Cedar Valley Food Bank, less 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 their educational programs and work with students and schools across the state.

The Iowa Hall of Pride opened to the public on February 23, 2005. The interactive museum imparts a sense of place to all who visit and preserves our rich Iowa heritage. The museum features dozens of exhibits that engage the visitor in experiencing the stories of Iowa's communities and their heroes. There is a strong emphasis on education and how it has helped shape the people of Iowa. A visit to the Iowa Hall of Pride is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that takes visitors on a nostalgic trip in a very high tech, interactive way.



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