Riverview Gardens Students Feast on ‘The Blue Chips Buffet’ Field Days With St. Louis Blues Street Team & Area Companies At Mathews-Dickey
Introducing ‘The Blue Chips Buffet’ Initiative: a Series of Field Day Events
Volunteers Teach Street Hockey, DJ’ing, Drumline and More
In an exciting new partnership, elementary and middle school students from Riverview Gardens School District will have the opportunity to go to Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club for field days full of hands-on activities including sports, arts, and technology. Each day features students from one of Riverview’s elementary or middle schools and is fielded with volunteer support from volunteers. The St. Louis Blues Street team also will be leading street hockey on the 14 Fund Rink of Dreams.
Each field day takes place from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 4245 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63115
Field Day Roster
• Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Danforth Elementary (with Enterprise Holdings)
• Thursday, March 16 | Moline Elementary (with Lindenwood University in Belleville)
• Friday, March 31 | Westview Middle (with Lawrence Group)
• Friday, April 28 | Westview Middle (with Caleres)
• Monday, May 15 | Meadows Elementary (with Ameren)
• Tuesday, May 16 | Central Middle School (with TBD)
• Thursday, May 18 | Lewis & Clark Elementary (with Clayco)
• Friday, May 19 | Central Middle School (with TBD)
• Monday, May 22 | Danforth Elementary (with TBD)
With the theme of “Build Together, Win Together,” the Blue Chip Initiative is an incentive working to help schools meet their 90/90 attendance goals: 90% of the students in attendance for 90% of the year. This program – offered to the entire Riverview Gardens School District – is a reward and incentive to students who meet those goals, to promote academic and athletic success.
The field day gives students an opportunity to enjoy crafts, dance, music, computer literacy, baseball, football, volleyball, gymnastics and other activities.
“With athletics as the core, we will surround our Blue Chips with the arts, supplemental education, healthy living and professional development opportunities to mold them into responsible, productive citizens,” says Wendell Covington, president and CEO of Mathews-Dickey.
Building With Riverview Gardens
Riverview Gardens involvement in the field days represents a furtherance of the organizations relationship with the district. Last year, Mathews-Dickey proudly built the Adam Wainwright field across the street from the Danforth Elementary at Bob Russell Park, which was made possible by Cardinal Care and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund.
For more information, call Bill Fronczak at 314.679.5228.