Rapids Players to Visit Metro Area Schools as Part of 2006 Rapids School Assembly Program

DENVER ( - The Colorado Rapids announced today plans for the club's Second Annual Rapids School Assembly Program which will begin on January 25 and run through the month of April.

This Colorado Rapids community program will include visits by Rapids players to around 20 elementary schools in the next several weeks in the Denver metro area. The program began last year and due to its popularity among Colorado's schoolkids it has returned for 2006!

At each school two Rapids players will lead an assembly and talk to students about the value of exercise and living a healthy lifestyle as well the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Players will also instruct students in basic and intermediate soccer skills through interactive demonstrations.

Following the demonstrations students will have an opportunity to obtain player autographs and participate in a question-and-answer session.

2006 Rapids School Assemblies scheduled at this time include the following:

Remington Elementary – Wednesday Jan. 25
Fletcher Elementary – Thursday Jan. 26
Weber Elementary – Friday Jan. 27
Fairmont Elementary – Monday Jan. 30
Compass Montessori School – Wednesday Feb. 1
Munroe Elementary – Friday Feb. 3
Schenck Elementary – Monday Feb. 27
Sherrelwood Elementary – Tuesday Feb. 28
Allendale Elementary - Wednesday March 1
Secrest Elementary - Friday March 31

To learn more about the Rapids School Assembly Program or how your school can participate contact the Rapids Fan Development Department at (303) 405-6141.