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January 23, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

The Manchester Wolves have teamed up with the Manchester School District's 21 st Century Community Learning Centers on a unique partnership designed to help promote the value and necessity of after school programs.

The program, entitled "Be A Member Of The Wolves Pack", will reward nine lucky students with the opportunity to bring a Wolves player to school for one day in March. Along with bringing a Wolves player to school, each selected winner will also win a "family four pack" so that they can attend a 2006 Manchester Wolves home game. The participating 21 st Century Schools are; McDonough, Hallsville, Gossler, and Bakersville Elementary Schools, Southside, Parkside, Hillside and McLaughlin Middle Schools, and Central High School.

"After school programs like the 21st Century, are known to have positive effects on children in many ways, one of the most important being decreased involvement in crime and reduced dropout rates," said 21 st Century Director Donna Mostovoy. "What a great learning experience for the kids to actually hear first hand the value of these programs from the professional local athletes that they look up too."

There are three ways in which a student can earn his/her chance to be selected as one of the "Grand Prize Winners". Students may buy a raffle ticket from a 21 st Century Site Coordinator for a $1.00, or submit a piece of their own artwork depicting why they would like the chance to "Be A Member Of The Wolves Pack". Students can also receive additional raffle tickets through classroom teachers by demonstrating exceptional student achievement and behavior. One "Grand Prize Winner" will be selected from each of the nine schools. All entries must be submitted by March 1 st, and the "Grand Prize Winner" will then be announced over the morning announcements in each 21st Century School. All money generated from the "Be A Member Of The Wolves Pack" program will go directly to the 21 st Century Community Learning Centers to help pay for more student activities.

"This is just another great way for the Wolves organization to further deepen its roots in the community, and more specifically in helping to provide fun, educational programs to kids," said Wolves Director of Communications, and Manchester native Karl-Sven Bertelmann. "Our owners and staff really take pride in ways where we can help enhance the community in and around the Manchester area, and this program along with our "Touchdowns In The Classroom" program that we do in conjunction with The Union Leader help to accomplish those goals.

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2006! Season ticket packages for the Wolves start as low as $57. For information on season tickets, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at

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