Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published December 06, 2010


Students at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School recorded the largest percentage increase in math scores on last year’s MSA exams of any city elementary school

BALTIMORE, MD – Students at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School will be treated to the high-flying acrobatics of one of the NBA’s most popular dunking mascots on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will join Washington Wizards’ mascot G-Man and the Secret Service Dunkers to bring a slam dunk show to 150 students as part of the Council President’s P.L.A.Y. (Productive Lives, Active Youth) campaign.

Council President Young chose Tilghman to kick off P.L.A.Y. because its students recorded the largest percentage increase of any city elementary school in math scores on last year’s MSA exams.

“Our students work tremendously hard throughout the year, and I believe that their accomplishments should be rewarded,” Council President Young said. “I am thankful that the Washington Wizards chose to include Baltimore in its annual 12 Days of Holiday Cheer campaign. The students at Tilghman represent the best and brightest young minds our city has to offer, and they’re in for a spectacular show as a reward for their progress.”

The Council President’s P.L.A.Y. campaign provides Baltimore’s young people with a wide range of opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, develop leadership skills, learn from positive role models, and be rewarded for their academic achievements. P.L.A.Y. encourages them to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

The 4th annual 12 Days of Holiday Cheer kicked off on December 2 and runs through Christmas Eve. The campaign is dedicated to serving the community and honoring the academic achievements of area students.

“Throughout the year, the Wizards, through Wizards Care, work to provide assistance to our community through special events and initiatives all designed to make our area a better place to live and work,” Wizards Executive Vice President of Business Operations Greg Bibb said. “Our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer is one of our signature programs as we devote the better part of two weeks to delivering impactful programs to those in need. We are proud to continue this tradition for a fourth year and look forward to continuing it for years to come.”

Editor’s note: The event will feature four dunking segments and a motivational speech by Wizards’ mascot G-Man. During the dunking show, students and teachers will assist the dunkers.

DATE OF EVENT: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School, 600 N. Patterson Park Avenue.