Though the temperature is steadily dropping, the energy and excitement at Grant D. Morse School is incrementally building. Fifth and sixth grade students are eagerly preparing for its annual touch football extravaganza, the Mustang Bowl. Mustang Bowl XII is set for Wednesday, October 14, and like all previous games, it is not to be missed.
Action, excitement and entertainment are the cornerstones of this event which officially began in 2004 and grew into a festival of football, food, music and celebration of Morse School spirit. In addition to the game, this year’s Mustang Bowl will be commemorating the fiftieth year of the Morse School with special guests, presentations and surprises.
Mustang Bowl is a learning activity designed to provide children with the skills necessary to thrive in society, at large. The entire fifth and sixth grade class participate either as players, cheer team or staff members and there is very little adult influence once the event begins. The students are able to demonstrate problem-solving and collaboration within the high-stakes, high profile game. Not only is teamwork and sportsmanship fostered, but preparation, responsibility and learning selflessness on behalf of a greater good. It also nurtures a community spirit in a manner which highlights the talents and abilities of elementary-aged students.
This is free event open to the public sponsored exclusively by the generosity of local businesses and individuals. Concessions and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Post-game entertainment includes a return of Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy and live music from Morse alumni. Parking is extremely limited, carpooling is encouraged. Fans are able to bring lawn chairs, but coolers, beverages and food are prohibited. Pregame festivities begin at 1:30 PM.