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SLANT 45 launches in Arlington

Posted on: February 19, 2010, 10:47 am

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Former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston shakes hands with Pope Elementary School student Jacob Reich.

On Tuesday morning in the library at the Berta May Pope Elementary School, officials announced the kick off of one of the largest educational campaigns in North Texas history.

“This is the first education program ever established by a host committee to operate in conjunction with the Super Bowl, and we created it to impact twenty thousand elementary school children through out North Texas,” said President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.

The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Committee and Dallas based non profit organization Big Thought have teamed up for project SLANT 45. It is an educational program that gives third through fifth grade students in north Texas the chance to think of innovative ways to give back outside the classroom. Pope Elementary School is the launching platform for the SLANT 45 program, and even though all the projects in here are different, it’s all aimed at teaching the kids how to put back into their community. One group of students plan on putting on a game night for residents of the Arlington Villa Retirement Center, while another group is collecting personal hygiene and paper products that will be donated to families staying at the Arlington Life Shelter.

To see a video in HD produced by DFWreporting.com about SLANT 45 click here:
http://dfwreporting.com/2010/02/18/a-first-down-for-slant-45-as-super-bowl-xlv-approaches-hd/

For more information on SLANT 45 and to sign up go to:
http://www.slant45.org

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Austin Wright

This story was reported by: Austin Wright (15 Videos)

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