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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST STACY DRAGILA TO BRING "STICK JUMPING" TO RIVERGLEN JUNIOR HIGH


WHAT: 2000 Olympic gold medalist STACY DRAGILA on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 and Thursday, October 13 will bring her youth "Stick Vaulting" program to the Boise School District.  A self-funded, grassroots program funded and established by Dragila, Stick Vaulting already has reached more than 10,000 kids around the country.

Wednesday at Riverglen Junior High School in Boise, Stacy will be joined by her team to present a motivational assembly that will inspire students to dream big and go for those dreams using the growth mindset. On Thursday, all physical education students will have the chance to learn stick jumping from Stacy and her team and take some photos with Stacy and her gold medal!

WHO: Idaho's own Olympic gold medalist and hall of fame pole vaulter Stacy Dragila and scores of enthusiastic Riverglen students.

WHEN: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm . Wednesday, October 12 (whole school assembly)

WHERE: Riverglen Junior High School, Boise School District, 6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise ID

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PROGRAM: For the past year, Vault Safe has taken Stick Jumping to 10,000 schoolchildren at elementary and middle schools across the country, including: Boston; Denver; Fayetteville, AR; Bay Area, CA; Boise, ID; San Diego, CA. It is a standards-based, common-core compliant P.E. curriculum targeting pre-high school youth in promoting growth mindset learning and physical fitness while integrating physics/bio-mechanics principles and the history of the event. Stick Jumping utilizes relatively inexpensive yet durable and safe bamboo sticks in a creative and unique learning environment. 

News Media Contact:
Dan Hollar
Public Affairs Administrator
Boise School District  
(208) 854-4064
dan.hollar@boiseschools.org  

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