Team to Host over 5,000 Fifth Graders from 31 Local Elementary Schools in partnership with Med One Group
SALT LAKE CITY (January 12, 2024) – The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, will host more than 5,000 fifth graders from the local Jordan and Granite school districts on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. MT, for their second annual Kids’ Day game at Delta Center, home of the Utah Jazz. The game will be hosted in partnership with Med One Group as the Stars take on the Oklahoma City Blue (OKC Thunder affiliate).
This unique game experience pairs the excitement of NBA G League basketball with an educational focus on the Stars’ team initiative, Careers in Sports, and is held at the premier sports and event venue in the state. The Stars’ season goal is to educate and inform young students of the possible careers in sports across all fields, beyond just a player, promoting continued education and individual creativity.
“We are excited to continue to grow the Stars’ annual Kids Day Game tradition as we welcome the Jordan and Granite school districts,” said Salt Lake City Stars President Jonathan Rinehart. “It means a lot to our team and our staff to give back to the community and support even the youngest of our fans. Our organization looks forward to granting them the opportunity to experience Delta Center and a fun-filled Stars game while also opening their eyes to numerous career opportunities within the world of sports. We’re thankful to our friends at Med One Group for their continued support of the Stars Kids Day initiative.”
Drawing a crowd of over 5,000 fifth graders, teachers, and chaperones, the game will bring an abundance of entertainment to keep young fans engaged, including Stars mascot Buster the Bear, “Careers in Sports” educational videos, T-shirt giveaways, and interactive in-game activities, as well as appearances by the Utah Jazz Bear and the Zyia Active Jazz Dancers.
“Many of our students have not had the opportunity to attend a Jazz game, and for some of them, this may be the first time they visit downtown Salt Lake City,” said Mike Haynes, Director of Jordan Education Foundation.
“We are very excited to partner with the Stars for the second consecutive year, as we give our schools’ this exciting experience. Our students still talk about the memories they made at last year’s game. Their excitement will be heard loud and clear on Wednesday morning. “
The game will be closed to the public. Media interested in attending must contact email@example.com for any individual requests and credential submissions.