February 29, 2016 – Miami, Florida – Congratulations to Coral Reef Senior High School’s Team as they won the The Seventh Annual Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge presented by PepsiCo, held at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday, February 29, 2016. Coral Reef’s Team defeated Hollywood Hills High School in this event. Coral Reef’s Trivia Team Members were: Asiah Bellinger, Justin Brunt, Kirnesha Facey, Lemoyne Jones, Amber Robinson, and Delbert Sutton.
The Miami HEAT Black History Month Challenge is a game show-style competition where a team from each of the schools will test their knowledge of African-American history, with the winning school winning a $4,000 grant and a HEAT prize pack. The runner up will received a $500 grant. After the competition, both schools were treated to a pizza party donated by Papa John’s Pizza, official pizza partner of the Miami HEAT.
Two HEAT legends, Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice will participated in the competition and serve as captains for their respective team. The event will be hosted by HEAT Television Host and Courtside Reporter Jason Jackson.
“The Miami HEAT organization has been a wonderful partner with Miami-Dade County Public Schools,” said Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. “We’re thrilled that Coral Reef Senior High students will have the opportunity to participate in the HEAT’s annual Black History Month Challenge, demonstrating their breadth of knowledge and appreciation for the many contributions of African-Americans.”
This event is part of the HEAT’s ongoing celebration of Black History Month, which is also sponsored by PepsiCo. Throughout the month of February, the HEAT recognized notable achievements of various African-Americans who have helped change the course of history with their contributions in sports, literature, the arts, the community, education, music and the military. Their accomplishments were featured during HEAT broadcasts, online at HEAT.com, as well as in-arena and in print in TIPOFF magazine during HEAT home games.
A special thank you to Ms. Vicky Martinez, Activities Director; Mr. Khary Pestina, the Trivia Team’s Coach; and Ms. Dawn Reeves, Club Sponsor for their hard work in preparing the students for this competition.
Coral Reef’s Winning Team