Archived Posts COYOTES LEAD CAREER DAY AT VAN BUREN ELEMENTARY Posted on June 1, 2018 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr (INDIO) – “How are you going to get there from here?” With those words, players and coaches of the SoCal Coyotes continued their award-winning ‘Above the Line’ leadership program recently at Martin Van Buren Elementary School – with an action-packed day of encouragement to kindergarten through fifth grade students. The event was headlined by Coyote team captain and college graduate Jake Sheffield (Arizona State), Hall of Fame head coach J David Miller, and led by SVP Ron DiGrandi, GM Fred Molo, Quality Control Coach Scott Alvarez, and Kailey Hamilton, host of the popular ‘Coyote Blitz’ show. “We always see positive impact every time the Coyotes are here,” said Dr. Melissa Pizano-Grunnet, school principal. “Our students love the Coyote program.” Sheffield and Coyote senior executives shared personal stories of how education, athletics and tenacity helped them overcome mountains of adversity to become college graduates and employable, trusted members of society. The Coyotes defined ‘Above the Line’ as skillful, intentional and on-purpose, with zero blaming, complaining or excuses. Eager students earned season tickets to the Coyotes 2018 season. The Coyotes first home home game is Saturday, September 8, at Shadow Hills. America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program – a conveyor belt of character, competence and connection – mixed an array of audio-visuals, highlights, awards, music and curriculum to challenge, entertain, reward and ignite students to new levels of leadership. Curriculum from the Coachella Valley non-profit sports leadership organization includes the award-winning Coyote Leadership Quiz™, distributed annually across an array of youth platforms that cover all genders, ages, races, and socio-economic barriers. Vantage Point Construction, Big Rock Golf & Pub and Unique Autobody are among the many corporate partners of the SoCal Coyotes that help sponsor Coyote community events. In its seventh year and 11th season, the non-profit sports leadership organization touches 30,000 youth annually through clinics, camps, workshops and symposiums. All Coyote programs encourage youth to engage in 60 minutes of daily reading. Custom Coyote curriculum typically covers the top (3) core subjects in schools – Math, English and Science, and is administered in-person by visiting role-model athletes, who engage and encourage students to read more and read better. DISCOVER how The Pro Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist, selected the SoCal Coyotes as America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program. Visit www.thesocalcoyotes.com. SEVENTY PLAYERS EACH YEAR earn the distinction to ‘Defend the Shield” in the uniform of the SoCal Coyotes. Many will earn a shot with NFL, CFL or AFL opportunities, or graduate into business careers. For more information, or to have the SoCal Coyotes speak at your school or event, email SVP Ron DiGrandi at [email protected].