MIAMI (CBS4) – Students from Nova High in Davie are going head to head against W.H. Turner Technical High students at the 2nd Annual Miami Heat Black History Month Challenge.
The winners of the game show style challenge will receive not only tickets to an upcoming Heat game, but they will also get a $5 thousand grant for their school.
The challenge, which is taking place at the AmericanAirlines Arena, is being host by Heat/Sun Sports court side reporter Jason Jackson. Former Miami Heat players Alonzo Morning and Tim Hardaway are serving as captains of the opposing five player teams who are being quizzed on the accomplishments and contributions African-Americans have made through the years.
“Our students are thrilled to participate in the Miami HEATs Black History Month Challenge,” said Superintendent of Miami-Dades public schools Alberto Carvalho in a statement. “Not only will they have a great time, but the competition gives them an opportunity to pay tribute to the achievements of countless African-Americans, both historical and contemporary, whose contributions have enriched our lives and the world.”
In addition to the challenge, the HEAT is recognizing the achievements of African-Americans who have helped change the course of history in the broadcasts, in their Tipoff magazine during home games and online.