Austin, TX Jan. 27, 2012 – The Austin Toros have partnered with Samsung Austin Semiconductor to offer a new program called Math Matters. Math Matters uses the Toros final box scores from games this season to create and solve math equations. The program aligns with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and is a fun way to get students involved with STEM initiatives at their schools. Teachers in Leander, Pflugerville, Manor, and Del Valle school districts are participating in the Math Matters Program. “Math Matters is an example of our commitment to the development of our youth and our partnership with the school districts in Central Texas,” said Toros Chief Operating Officer, Peter Lubell. “Samsung's innovation and forward thinking regarding the STEM initiative was a perfect fit for this program and we're excited to partner with them."
Samsung Austin Semiconductor has dedicated more than $9 million to the Austin community since 1997 with a focus in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education as well as early childhood development. Samsung donated 1,000 tickets and lunches for students involved in the Math Matters program to attend the Toros’ Schoolhouse Jam presented by OMNIBANK on Tuesday, January 31st at 11a.m. at Cedar Park Center. "Samsung Austin Semiconductor is thrilled to be partnering with the Austin Toros to teach students that math does matter, even on the basketball court,” said Samsung Public Relations Specialist In-Young Kim. “We hope the excitement of the game and the relevancy of the program helps strengthen STEM education and the young minds in Central Texas."
The Toros will host their annual School House Jam on Tuesday, January 31st at 11a.m. when they play the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Cedar Park Center. For more information on Math Matters or Toros tickets please call the Toros front office at 512-236-8883 or visit austintoros.com.