Amy Dorn, Brad Fletcher, Brittany Hayden, and Michelle Hurr from Amanda Elementary participated in the Cincinnati Scurry on Friday, April 1 to benefit the Marvin Lewis Community Fund and specifically the Learning is Cool program. Amanda Elementary was the first school in all 7 years of the Cincinnati Scurry to have a team of teachers participate for their students. The Cincinnati Scurry is “a spectacular dash around Greater Cincinnati that will test your speed, teamwork, problem-solving, trivia knowledge, geographical awareness, and embarrassment threshold. The Scurry is a unique event based on TV’s “The Amazing Race”, where teams compete as they perform various tasks around the city. Corporate teams have a chance to give back to the community while they test their problem-solving skills, teamwork, Cincinnati knowledge, artistic and musical talents, and much more. TiER 1 Performance Solutions hosts this outstanding event to benefit our Learning Is Cool program.
The Learning is Cool program impacts nearly 30,000 young people, Learning Is Cool is designed to encourage academic achievement in several public school districts in and around Cincinnati. Students who make the ”A” honor roll two quarters of the year are recognized each June at an end-of-year event at the Cincinnati Zoo with Marvin Lewis and several Bengals players. Past Cincinnati Scurries have helped expand the program to additional school districts (Middletown City Schools being one of these districts).
This year, the Cincinnati Scurry consisted of 32 teams of four on 6 different buses. he team participated in events such as: singing karaoke at the Holy Grail, potato sacks races, dancing to the Just Dance Kids Gummy Bear song in an office lobby, dressing a statue in George Rogers Clark Park in Covington and taking a “selfie,” reading a sportscast in the visitor locker room of Paul Brown Stadium, segwaying, playing hacky sack, kicking a field goal from 25 plus yards at Paul Brown Stadium, playing Knockerball (playing soccer in large individual inflatable balls), knocking down a pyramid of cans with rubber bands, blindfolded potato search, Fountain Square wheel barrel race, Aronoff Center Musical Trivia, and many other fun activities.