BOCA RATON, FL — Boca Raton Football Club has partnered with the Rotary Club of Boca Raton West on a two-year partnership in which Boca Raton FC will donate dictionaries to third-grade students in Boca Raton.
The Dictionary Project brings together three local schools, Coral Sunset, Waters Edge, and Del Prado where a total of 500 students receive the own personal dictionary.
“We are part of the fabric of this community,” explains President Douglas Heizer. “The idea for donating the dictionaries are so the children not only get their own dictionaries but also for them to see the value of volunteering, as well as the value of the Rotary club within the community.”
Apart from donating the dictionaries, Boca Raton FC is also giving each third-grade student two free tickets to a Boca Raton FC home game during the 2018 NPSL season.
The Dictionary Project begins in September, near the start of the school year, with members of the Rotary Club going to the three schools and speaking to the kids about the importance of dictionaries, and the essay contest that they will participate in.
In October, the Rotary Club hosts a party for the children in a local park with burgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings as they celebrate the top three students from each school and the best essay from each school, who will then receive an Amazon Kindle as their prize.
For the next two years, as part of the partnership with Boca Raton FC, students will be encouraged to write an essay regarding soccer.
“We at Rotary consider the Dictionary Project an important part of the efforts of our institution to promote literacy in the community and have a significant impact on these children,” said Rotary Club of Boca Raton West president, Vera Schäfer. “We are very thankful to Boca Raton Football Club for their partnership and generous donation which will grant this project to continue for the next couple of years”