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Former Red Wings Kris Draper Visits Holy Name School
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Kroger Company of Michigan have partnered to bring the Red Wings School Assembly Program to visit 115 elementary schools during the 2012-13 season, including the Holy Name School in Birmingham.
The Red Wings School Assembly Program is a street and floor hockey initiative that began in 2010 to introduce kids to the sport of hockey and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. During each visit, the school assembly team opens the program with a lesson on exercise and healthy eating tips, followed by a fun face-off between teachers and students during a hockey shootout competition.
Each school receives two full sets of floor hockey equipment complete with hockey sticks and goalie nets courtesy of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, as well as a Red Wings folder and a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan keepsake magnet that lists five fun afterschool activities.
More About Holy Name School
The Holy Name School is part of, and housed next to, the Holy Name Catholic Church on Harmon Street. The school is co-educational and serves students in pre-school through the 8th grade. Holy Name students enjoy a close associaton with the Holy Name Parish, attend mass on a regular basis and participate in Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athletics under The Holy Name Hurricanes banner. Young learners in the Holy Name preschool program can attend two, three or five-day programs. Students participate in a variety of activities from art to outdoor play. Preschool students also practice pre-reading and work in the computer center.