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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2012 Fitness for yourself, Fitness and Literacy for a child

Have a healthy and fit New Year and help America SCORES Dallas students in the underserved area of Dallas.  Please consider donating $10 or more to support our young children achieve their physical potential and improve their literacy.  America SCORES Dallas is one of the few programs that combines literacy and physical fitness in one program.  It is five days a week, 90 minutes each day.  Teamwork, Leadership, Respect and Trust are the core values of this program.

Your support allows America SCORES Dallas to provide a holistic after-school program combining soccer, creative writing and community service to transform the lives of urban elementary school children in Dallas.  We inspire children to lead healthy lifestyles, succeed academically and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.  We need your help. Please post this to your Facebook Page and twitter accounts and help us achieve our goal to support our children.

To donate, follow this link to our website (Google Checkout page) for processing.
http://americascoresdallasdonate.weebly.com/

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Dallas Scores 2011 Poetry SLAM!

Wow!  What a spectacular SLAM! We had over 350 people show up at Maria Moreno Elementary for our 2011 Poetry Slam....our BIGGEST SLAM in Dallas Scores history!  288 children went through a first round of preliminaries and only 3 boys and 3 girls per school made it to the second round.  Over 50 contestants through out 9 schools competed for the chance to win an all expense trip to New York to recite their winning poem at the 2012 America Scores National Poetry Slam.  I want to congratulate our 2 winners: Jose Rocha from Nancy J. Cochran Elementary with winning poem titled "I Gotta Go" and Karina Cortez from Cesar Chavez Learning Center with winning poem titled "Dallas".  Every one of our poet-athletes did an AWESOME job.  Kevin Hartman, goalie for FC Dallas, was our MC for the night.  He signed autographs after our program while the kids and adults mingled and ate sandwiches catered by Subway.  It was an event the kids will remember forever!  Thanks to all who came out and to anyone involved helping prepare for our successful Slam!

Jose's poem:

I gotta go, I gotta go
I'll ask the teacher first
I gotta go, I gotta go
I think I'm going to burst
I gotta go, I gotta go
I'd better raise my hand
I gotta go, I gotta go
But maybe I should stand
I gotta go, I gotta go
My hand is raised up high
I gotta, I gotta go
I'm really in a bind
I gotta go, I gotta go
I think I'm going to explode
I gotta go, I gotta go
Uh oh, never mind

Karina's poem:
Dallas is a palace
A kingdom indeed.
All that we do is tend to succeed
We help people in need
Plus earn the honor to lead
Welcome to Dallas where the Rangers play
If you don't like to lose, it's best you stay away
If you like big buildings, come check out downtown
If you got a minute take a stroll and walk around
I sure so love my town
I love to see amazing things all around
Dallas is the most awesomest Palace
My wonderful Dallas

Watch Karina's poem by following this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7H56e9f6ZE&feature=youtu.be


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Open Mic NIght

What a great evening!  We had over 60 poet-athletes and parents in the Starbucks that evening.  Boy was it crowded!  The children did a fantastic job reciting their poems.  Our next one is at the same location (Starbucks on La Vista Drive in Dallas) Novemver 29th from 7:00-8:00pm.  Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankful for Dallas SCORES November

Wow!  Have we been busy!  It takes a lot of work to run 9 schools, but what a joy to be able to say that!  Our poet-athletes are getting acquainted with the new season.  Most of our poet-athletes are new, but are catching on real quickly!  We have already hosted 3 soccer game days, playing 4 games at once between our 9 schools.  The kids always look so excited on game day.  We are also working on preparing for the Poetry SLAM! that will be held in December.  The poems are coming along just fine and some even tend to crack us up!  We can't wait to hear them all! 

We would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped put together our 2011 Soccer Ball and to every one who attended that wonderful evening.  Also to the children of Cesar Chavez for sharing their poetry with us that night!  What a great event!

Open Mic Nights are on 11/9 and 11/29 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Starbucks on La Vista Drive in Dallas.  Come out and watch our kids share some of their work from this season and grab a cup of coffee, too!  THANK YOU STARBUCKS for hosting us!

Our Poetry SLAM!  will be held at Maria Moreno Elementary  @ 2115 South Hampton in Dallas.  Come out and support our kids and see who will be the next boy and girl chosen to present their work in NEW YORK! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ready....Set......GOAL!!!!!

And we've started!!!!! Not only has season kicked off, but we kicked it off big time with 6 new schools.  That makes a total of 9 schools for us this year! 

I would like to welcome all of our schools:
Cesar Chavez Learning Center
Steven Park Elementary
Anson Jones Elementary
Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary
L.O. Donald Elementary
Leslie A. Stemmons Elementary
Maria Moreno Elementary
John W. Carpenter Elementary
Nancy J. Cochran Elementary

And a BIG thanks goes out to Big Thought for working with us! 

We are so happy to have everyone with us, new and old!  Our first game will be Friday October, 14th @ 4pm.  We will have 4 games going on at 4 different locations (Anson Jones, Cochran, Moreno, Zaragoza). Come out and see one of the games!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Whole Foods 5% Community Giving Day

This year we launched a happy partnership with our local Whole Foods on Park Lane. They adopted us as their organization of choice for the annual 5% Community Giving Day, a day on which 5% of sales will be donated to ASD.

Our 5% Day was yesterday! The entire ASD office spent the day at Whole Foods on Park Lane and shared our program with the community. Four of our Poet-Athletes from Cesar Chavez Learning Center joined us and helped thank customers for their part in helping support our program. It was a special day to celebrate our shared passion for the health of our community's children with Whole Foods and their customers.

We would also like to wholeheartedly acknowledge the hard work and support of Krista Brown and Annette Boardman, both of whom made this day possible. Thank you!