Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Ellicott City will be featured on NBC Night News this evening for its recent participation in a National Football League (NFL) program that offers more than 16,000 elementary schools the chance to win one of 35 $10,000 grants and a visit from an NFL player. Schools must show the most NFL team spirit to qualify for the grant.
Students, teachers and staff at OLPH participated in NFL-related educational (e.g. math problems using football statistics) and physical fitness activities. The school also held a “pep rally”, canned food drive and a Ray Lewis dance contest. A local production company also created a video of the day, excerpts of which will be shown on Nightly News. The video can be found on the school’s website, www.olphschool.org.
The school was also featured in a Wall Street Journal article highlighting the program and the NFL’s recent surge in popularity among youth.