On Monday, April 9, Rio Vista Elementary School hosted the Anaheim Ducks for a “Paint It Orange” event in honor of the team making the Stanley Cup playoffs. This included “Let’s Go Ducks!” t-shirts for all students, as well as the opportunity to participate in friendly hockey games during lunch.
The team’s mascot, Wild Wing, was also in attendance to help make the day extra exciting for students and staff alike. Much to the students’ delight, Wild Wing showed off his dance moves, posed for pictures, and even joined in as goalie during a hockey game.
Rio Vista has a longstanding partnership with the Anaheim Ducks as a part of their Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education program, otherwise known as S.C.O.R.E. Developed in 2005, Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. uses the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourage healthy and active living, reinforce the importance of positive character building, and reward youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence. The program is funded by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, and is free to all participants.