Sunday, March 18, 2012

29 days away!

A very optimistic individual, Aliciya enjoys dancing, writing poetry, and helping other people by listening to them. Representing America SCORES St. Louis in New York, she hopes to meet new friends and visit Ellis Island. Read a reflection of last year's St. Louis poet's experience

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

30 Poet-Athletes in 30 Days

We're countin' down the days 'til the America SCORES 6th Annual National Poetry SLAM! Each day, our "30 Poet-Athletes in 30 Days" project will feature an America SCORESrepresentative from each America SCORES city! Join us in congratulating our youth, each awarded an all-expense paid trip to New York City to share original poetry from the world famous stage of the Apollo Theater!

Representing America SCORES Denver, Aaron loves poetry because it helps him show his feelings. One of his favoriteAmerica SCORES memories is when he got featured in a book! Aaron enjoys teaching his classmates new things and likes reading poems by Shel Silverstein. Aaron is extremely excited to travel to New York City to see the Statue of Liberty.

Congratulations Aaron!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

National Poetry SLAM! 2011

The America SCORES 5th Annual National Poetry SLAM! 2011 is just around the corner!

2 poet-athletes from each of our SCORES cities have been selected to come to Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City on Monday, April 11th to recite their original poetry to an audience of family, friends and supporters. Martha Reeves, of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, will be this year's host. Their hits include "Dancing in the Street" and "Heatwave." This year's Honoree is Kathy Carter, President of Soccer United Marketing. Carter oversees commercial and marketing aspects of the business for Major League Soccer's commercial subsidiary. She also serves as the US representative on FIFA's Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women's World Cup. Carter is the recipient of both the SportsBusiness Journal and Crain's New York Business Under 40 awards, as well as the 2009 Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Award.

We have so many exciting things planned for the upcoming SLAM!

A VIP cocktail reception will starting at 6 PM will precede the evenings performances.

A Silent Auction will take place featured some great items such as a Vespa, a stay at a vacation home in Cape Cod, MA, tickets to see the New York Mets play, tickets to Memphis!, a Broadway show, handbags, a round of golf, and much much more!

This past year's ASCAP Songwriter Residency at America SCORES featured the Philadelphia based band The Great Unknown in 5 of our SCORES cities! The CD of music the wrote and recorded with our poet-athletes will be released at the SLAM! and the band and the kids will perform the song "Decomposers and Producers," co-written by The Great Unknown and the kids of America SCORES New York.

Post-SLAM! Dessert Reception!

But the most important thing about the SLAM! is our poet-athletes. SCORES kids write over 20,000 poems each year, and 2 students from each SCORES city are selected to perform at the National Poetry SLAM! They will spend the weekend in New York doing various fun activities such as playing soccer in Central Park, visiting museums and sight-seeing. Their stay in New York City will culminate on Monday night as they take the stage at the Apollo Theater and recite their poetry to an audience of hundreds. With family, friends and supporters cheering them on, it is sure to be an unforgettable night for everyone involved.

America SCORES would love to see you at the 5th Annual National Poetry SLAM! For more information and tickets, please click here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Pass At a Time!

Join the America SCORES “One Pass at a Time” Challenge!

YOU can introduce us to 10,000 new supporters by January 1st.
In return, we will introduce you to 6,000 kids all around the country who are actively fighting obesity, improving their writing skills, and becoming agents of change in their communities: