The new community outreach program encourages students to strive for a 3.0 GPA or better in math and science, and have no absences for that quarter. South Junior High Principal Betty Olson was both appreciative and excited to see HP and the Stampede take an interest in local education.
"We enjoy seeing them as role models. They show the kids that they can be athletes but they still have to go to college," said Olson of the program.
Idaho Stampede shooting guard Willie Jenkins said the program was intended to "set kids up for success in college and life after school."
After the event, players signed autographs and the kids all received free tickets to future Stampede games.