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Traveling Trunks: NEW for 2017-2018!

Our new traveling trucks bring a museum experience directly to your classroom! Our trunk is filled with artifacts, literature, photos, and activities for each of the influential people highlighted. The trunks are available for a two week rental, and drop off/pick up services are available (at an additional cost). See Page 3 for cost details.

African Americans in Sports Traveling Trunk

History – 3.11, 3.12, VS.9, USII.9; English – 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9
Explore the world of sports through pioneer athletes who broke the barriers for African Americans and integration into the world of sports. This trunk contains artifacts and biographies of some of the most talented athletes of the 20th century. Activities are also included to help your students understand the courage and determination these individuals showed in order to break the mold and become leaders.
Athletes featured in this trunk include Arthur Ashe (tennis), Wendell Scott (NASCAR), Earl Lloyd (basketball), and Benita Fitzgerald Mosely (100 meter hurdles).
Reservations are required to check-out the trunk for classroom use.


Women in Virginia Sports History

Student Athlete Achievement Awards

It takes dedication, hard work, and discipline for high school students to be skilled on any field or court. It takes even more discipline to dominant in the classroom. So we think it’s important to honor the great student-athletes of Virginia with our Annual Student Athlete Awards Ceremony. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to be nominated. Fill out a nomination form on our website www.vasportshof.com today! Nominations due November 1, 2017.

Education Events

Is your school having a Family STEM or Math Night or a carnival? We would love to be a part of your special event. Our staff will work with you to customize programs and activities to make your event memorable for everyone with special program sessions, table activities or giveaways. See Page 3 for rates and details.

VSHF Education Foundation and Active Learning Grant:

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Education Foundation is proud to offer grant opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year. All schools are eligible to apply. Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Our mission is to get students active and moving with sports and applying skills learned with our interactive activities. The grant is to provide students who receive free or reduced lunch with great educational resources at little to no cost for them. For an application, turn to Page 11 or visit

Math Academy: Middle School continued

Moneyball Workshop

(program duration about 1 hour)
Math SOL 6.2, 6.3, 6.6b, 7.4, 7.9
Statistics in sports are almost as important as a team’s record, especially in baseball. Students will learn how to calculate and analyze batting statistics (and what all those abbreviations mean) and the effect they have on a successful franchise. With a live mini-draft and a friendly game of probability baseball, students see which franchise’s theory comes out on top: Moneyball or the
Old School Heavy Hitters.
Program Space Requirements:
Classroom or science lab

Physics and a Hail Mary Pass

Math SOL 6.2, 6.3, 6.6b, 7.4, 7.9
A Hail Mary pass is a very long forward pass in American football, made in desperation with only a small chance of success, and arguable the most exciting play in football!
Students will conduct a little experiment to analyze the angles of quarterback passes and the effect those angles have on distances traveled. Which throwing angle yields the most epic football moment ever? Your students will find out!
Program Space Requirements:
Classroom or science lab

Arcs and Angles

Math SOL 6.12 c, 6.12d, 7.5, 8.5
He shoots, he scores!!! In the game of basketball this is easier said than done.
It takes a whole lot more than just a
flick of the wrist and swoosh.
Students will dive deeper into the mechanics of making a basket and the effect arcs and angles have on success from the different distances on a court. Give students the opportunity to see from the player’s perspective when they are faced with split second game moves.
Program Space Requirements:
Classroom or science lab

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