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.

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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: