Area Elementary Students Enjoy First Annual Education Day
by Emilie Jenson, Public Information Office
Posted on 11/20/2023
There was excitement in the crowd as the Iowa Central Women’s Basketball Team took the court for their home game against Grand View on Monday morning.
The excitement wasn’t just from the usual crowd of loyal Triton students and followers who attend the games, but also a new group of young fans- around 200 elementary school students from Saint Edmond Catholic School, Community Christian School and Manson Northwest Webster packed the stands for the first ever Education Day game.
“The idea came from my alma mater, where we always had an education day with about 3000 kids in attendance,” said Triton Head Coach Sabah Dickerson. “Basketball is huge in Iowa so we wanted to offer a chance for students from all schools in Webster County to come watch a college basketball game for free.”
The students got the full Game Day experience interacting with the dance team and cheer squads, and dancing and chanting along with the Iowa Central Pep Band. They also visited stations where they created spirit signs to display throughout the game, got temporary face tattoos from members of the dance and cheer squads and caught candy, t-shirts and mini basketballs that were thrown into the crowd during the game.
“The kids were super excited,” said Dickerson. “They added excitement to a morning game. We hope we can make this an annual event. We are grateful for the schools who were able to come and for arranging for their kids to get here.”
To add to the excitement, the Tritons won 88-77, improving to 6-0 on the season.
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