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Education is one of the pillars of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ community efforts and as part of that, the organization recognizes exemplary teachers and students throughout Northeast Ohio. Each month during the regular season, the Cavs select one teacher and one student to receive the team’s Head of the Class and All-Star Kids awards, respectively.
Head of the Class recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio that make a difference in their students’ lives both inside and outside of the classroom. January’s winner was Brandi Huffman, a kindergarten teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Elyria, where she is on various school committees and serves as an advocate for the needs of her students. Ms. Huffman is known for giving students a sense of self-worth and responsibility. She also stays connected with former students and their families as they progress through school.
Ms. Huffman enjoyed a school visit from Cavs in-arena host Ahmaad and mascot Sir C.C., who presented her with a $500.00 donation to use towards her classroom. Ms. Huffman also received tickets and club passes for complimentary food and beverage to the January 29th Cavs game, where she was honored at center court.
All-Star Kids recognizes students who set a positive example for their peers. January’s winner was Izzy Wilson, a fourth grader at Westview Elementary School in Avon Lake, where she is looked up to as a role model by her peers and younger students. Izzy is confident and positive and not afraid to challenge herself. She is also very active in the school, serving as president of student council, as well as a member of the K-Kids Organization and Safety Patrol.
Ahmaad and Sir C.C. surprised Izzy at school to present her with tickets and club passes for complimentary food and beverage to the January 25th Cavs game, where she was honored at center court. She will also receive a pizza party for her class at a later date.
Complete information on Head of the Class, All-Star Kids and the rest of the Cavs community programs can be found online at cavs.com/community.