Goals for Success
Goals for Success, Presented by Gorham Savings Bank
The Portland Pirates, in conjunction with our sponsor Gorham Savings Bank, would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a community outreach program called “Goals For Success.”
“Goals For Success” is considered an assembly and would require the use of the school’s gymnasium or auditorium. The program is aimed at students in grades 3-6, and we request that a minimum of 100 students be present. The program is intended to run 45-60 minutes with two (2) Portland Pirates players combining audience participation with their remarks.
Over the course of the last eight seasons, more than 22,000 children have participated in the Pirates Goals for Success Program.
Pirates players Ethan Werek (from Right), Mathieu Brodeur, and Jordan Szwarz are joined by Director of Communications and Broadcasting Jeff Mannix for a Goals for Success presentation, presented by Gorham Savings Bank, at the Walton School in Auburn on February 28, 2012.
More about the program…
The program was created to educate school children about the importance of leading healthy lifestyles, to influence them to set goals and to make correct choices in their lives, and to get involved in extra-curricular activities. The Pirates speak to the group about their own experiences as professional athletes, their goals, and what healthy choices they have made to achieve success in their careers. The topics that will be covered during the assembly are:
- The importance of setting goals for yourself (short- and long-term)
- Achieving your goals
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Maintaining proper nutrition and keeping your body fit by exercising
- The importance of balancing schoolwork with extra-curricular activities (work before play)
- Maintaining a positive attitude and good work ethic
- Giving back to the community
If your school would like to inquire about scheduling a “Goals For Success” program for the 2012-2013 season contact Chris Knoblock by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your name, the name of your school and town along with the principal’s name and contact information.