Saturday MVP Field Day to Cap 2019 OKC Dodgers MVP Program Presented by Devon Energy
LAHOMA CITY - More than 7,200 third- and fourth-grade students from across the state of Oklahoma participated in the third year of the Oklahoma City Dodgers MVP Program: Encouraging STEM Education presented by Devon Energy.
The free program rewards area elementary students' achievements in science and math and encourages students and their teachers to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. Top-performing MVP students received tickets to an C Dodgers game as well as a commemorative MVP baseball hat.
The third year of the program culminates Saturday with MVP Field Day at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - an exclusive event for participating MVP students and teachers, as well as their families.
MVP Field Day will include STEM activities presented by Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Memorial Museum, SAGE STEAM Camp, Engage Learning Oklahoma, Geological Foundation of Oklahoma, Tom Love Innovation Hub, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and First Robotics. C Dodgers players will also be on hand, helping with hitting and throwing instruction, as well as signing autographs.
"Devon Energy is committed to helping communities inspire young people to pursue an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects by working with schools and community organizations to enhance access to STEM education," said Christina Rehkop, manager of community affairs for Devon Energy. "Partnering with the C Dodgers for the MVP Program provided an ideal opportunity to further this goal."
Participation in the MVP Program was initially only open to Oklahoma City Public Schools in 2017. After a successful start, the program expanded in 2018 to include additional metro-area classrooms in the Mid-Del, Putnam City, Edmond and Norman school districts.
The program experienced growth of more than 200 percent from year one to year two, and was available to all elementary schools throughout Oklahoma for the first time in 2019.
"We are proud to have the chance to reward MVP Program students and teachers for their hard work during the school year and encourage future participation in STEM education throughout the state of Oklahoma," C Dodgers President/General Manager Michael Byrnes said. "We have received incredible responses from teachers and students during the program's first three years and we look forward to providing a fun MVP Field Day Saturday."
The C Dodgers MVP Program will resume in August for the 2019-20 school year. Teachers seeking additional information about the C Dodgers MVP Program and how to participate in the fourth year of the program may contact Katy White at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 218-2105.
Tonight, the C Dodgers return home to open a five-game series against the Omaha Storm Chasers at 7:05 p.m. on a $2 Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, featuring $2 select beer, Pepsi products and bottled water.
The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Friday with Hometown Heroes presented by Boeing and Friday Night Fireworks presented by OBI.
The first 1,000 fans through the gates for Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game against Omaha will receive an C Dodgers hat. Gates open at 6 p.m.
The series continues on a Chaparral Energy Family Sunday with a 2:05 p.m. game featuring pregame player autographs, a mascot meet-and-greet, face painters, inflatables and postgame kids run the bases.
The series between the Dodgers and Storm Chasers wraps up with an 11:05 a.m. game Monday.
Tickets are available through the C Dodgers ticket office located on South Mickey Mantle Drive, by phone at (405) 218-2182, or by visiting okcdodgers.com.
Live radio coverage of each game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps.
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