Cavaliers Recognize Area All-Stars in Surprise School Visits!

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CLEVELAND, OH - February 7, 2012 - Each month, the Cleveland Cavaliers award one teacher and one student for their outstanding achievements through the team's Head of the Class and All-Star Kids programs. The Cavs recognize these winners with a surprise visit to their schools and present them with their award on the court before a Cavaliers game at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Head of the Class program, presented by DDR, recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio for making a difference in their students’ lives both inside and outside the classroom. Teachers are nominated by their principals or peers, and the winners are chosen based on their outstanding contributions to education.

For the months of November, December and January, the Cavaliers recognized Angela Means from Eastwood Elementary School in Warrensville Heights, Aimee Knoyer from St. Thomas Aquinas in Cleveland and Ray Durban from The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine in Cleveland as the Head of the Class winners. Cavaliers in-game host Ahmaad and team mascots Moondog and Sir CC made surprise visits to each school to present the winners with two Cavs tickets and dinner for two at the Key Bank Court Club at The Q. They were then honored for their achievement at Cavs’ home games during the month of January.

The All-Star Kids program, presented by Cuyahoga Community College, recognizes middle school students in Northeast Ohio who are setting a positive example for their peers through solid academic achievement or significant improvement in the classroom, positive attitude, good citizenship and community involvement.

Trenaije Roberson a 6th grade student from Milkovich Middle School in Maple Heights, Tyra Henderson a 7th grader from Tremont Montessori School in Cleveland and Jerry Higgins a 7th grader from Wickliffe Middle School in Wickliffe were selected as All-Star Kids winners for November, December and January. They were each surprised at their schools by Ahmaad and team mascot Sir C.C. with the announcement in front of their classes in January. Along with receiving four Cavs tickets and VIP food vouchers, they were also recognized for their accomplishments at the Cavs home games in January.


About DDR
DDR is an owner and manager of 546 primarily open-air, value-oriented shopping centers that leverages its retail knowledge to help tenants be successful and create value for its shareholders. DDR operates a total of 126 million square feet in 41 states, Puerto Rico and Brazil, concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable populations and high growth potential. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DDR.

About Cuyahoga Community College
Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College is Ohio’s first community college and now the state’s largest, serving 55,000 students each year. More than 900,000 county residents have come through Tri-C’s doors. The college offers two-year associate degrees, certificate programs, and the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum includes over 1,000 credit courses in more than 140 career, certificate and university transfer programs. Courses are offered at four campus locations, two Corporate College® facilities, many off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet.