Space Foundation in Spotlight at Colorado Springs Sky Sox Game

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Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Space Foundation took its place in the “Domino’s Charity Spotlight” at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox home game vs. the Memphis Redbirds. The Sky Sox are the AAA top affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. 

Through a partnership with the Sky Sox during the 2013 baseball season, Domino’s provides charities in Colorado Springs the opportunity to market themselves through the “Charity Spotlight” at one of 35 Sky Sox home games. It was an opportunity for the Space Foundation to talk to attendees at the game about what the Space Foundation is doing in Colorado Springs and across the country to strengthen students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation CEO, gave a brief radio interview, and Elias Molen, space education specialist, Space Foundation, threw out a ceremonial first pitch. There was also a drawing for two Space Foundation gift baskets.

What If?
The Space Foundation’s next local community event is Sept. 7 — the annual What If? Festival of Innovation and Imagination held in Colorado Springs and featuring more than 100 interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions and performances. The Space Foundation activity is “Hankering for Space?” inspiring children to use their imagination, along with fabric dyes and paints, to create their own unique universe on a handkerchief or bandana to take home.

To get more information about the Space Foundation’s STEM education programs in the classroom and in the community, click here.

Pictured: Space Foundation Space Education Specialist Elias Molen throwing the ceremonial first pitch


This article is part of Space Watch: September 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 9).