Hartman Elementary Claims Grand Prize in the Chiefs’ Playing It Forward Contest

School's health and wellness program helps earn it 100 tickets to a 2017 pre-season game


Kansas City, December 14, 2016: Students and staff at Hartman Elementary School got a great holiday gift when they got word on Monday, Dec. 12 that they had won the grand prize in the Kansas City Chiefs’ Playing It Forward contest.

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-11-24-13-amAs a grand prize winner, Hartman Elementary will get two suite-level tickets to the game this Sunday, Dec. 18, and a Play 60 school assembly with KC Wolf in the spring. Those rewards are in addition to the 100 tickets to a 2017 pre-season Chiefs game the school already won after being named one of five finalists in the contest.

Schools were selected as finalists based on how well they go above and beyond to incorporate the goals of the Play60 program by promoting healthy activities, healthy snacks, and education around staying active. The grand prize winner was selected by popular vote.

Hartman Elementary’s Playing It Forward campaign was coordinated by physical education teacher Paulette Coble. The school’s grand prize is a reflection of a lot of hard work by Coble, her teammates and the students at Hartman to create a culture around health and wellness, according to Principal Jessie Kirksey.

“We are so thrilled to get this recognition and thankful to the Chiefs and all the other sponsors for making it possible,” Dr. Kirksey said. “We’re looking forward to celebrating with our students! This is one more positive that we can add to the list of great things happening at Hartman!”