2005/2006 24 Challenge® Champions:
Congratualtions to the 2005-2006 champions, and to all 24 Challenge participants, you are ALL winners! We look forward to seeing you next year!
NORTH CAROLINA'S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Principal Sponsors: Picerne Military Housing and Duke Power through The Duke Energy Foundation.
Honorary Chair: Congressman Robin Hayes
2006 NC 8th Congressional District 24 Challenge® Grand Champions
Left to right: Logan Sims and Mason Spease - Grade 4/5 Champions; Toma Mamulashvili - Grade 6/7/8 Champion.
PIEDMONT TRIAD AREA
Principal Sponsors: The Tyco Electronics Foundation and Duke Power through The Duke Energy Foundation.
Honorary Chair: Congressman Howard Coble
2006 Piedmont Triad Area 24 Challenge® Grand Champions
Front row, left to right: Tyler Nelson - Grade 6 Champion; Antonn Dumas - Grade 4/5 Champion; Hayley Greenstreet - Grade 7/8 Champion; Kyle Arnold - Platinum Masters Champion. Back row, left to right: WFMY Channel 2's Tim Gehret; Becky Cage, Community Liason for Congressman Coble and Mark Baker of Tyco Electronics.
GREATER HARRISBURG AREA
April 3, 2006
Principal Sponsor: The Tyco Electronics Foundation.
Honorary Chair: Congressman Tim Holden
2006 Greater Harrisburg Area 24 Challenge® Grand Champions
Left to right: Grade 4/5 Grand Champion Oliver Denlinger; Grade 6 Grand Champion Ben Purtell; Grade 7/8 Grand Champion Eric Clark; Platinum Masters Grand Champion Joseph Rudy and Randy Whittaker of WHTM.
May 8, 2006
Principal Sponsor: The Wachovia Foundation.
Honorary Chair: Congressman Eric Cantor
2006 Richmond Area 24 Challenge® Grand Champions
Left to right: John Bernier, Meteorologist for WRIC Channel 8; Grade 7/8 Grand Champion Alex Mazure; Grade 6 Grand Champion Timothy Swan; Grade 4/5 Grand Champion Michael Lewis and Amy Nisenson, Community Affairs Director for Wachovia Richmond.
Congressman Eric Cantor addresses students at the first-ever Greater Richmond 24 Challenge Math Tournament. Cantor touched on the importance of a firm education in the areas of math and science for American students, to help our nation become a top competitor once again in a global economy.
METRO NEW YORK CITY AREA
May 22, 2006
Program Partner: The Verizon Foundation
Honorary Chair : Senator Chuck Schumer
2006 Metro New York City Area 24 Challenge® Grand Champions
Front row, left to right: Grade 7/8 Grand Champion Daniel Nunez; Grade 6 Grand Champion Grace Leishman and Grade 4/5 Grand Champion Risako Narukama. Back row, left to right, all representing principal sponsor The Verizon Foundation: Bill Martin; Kevin Mahoney; Hope Harley and June Jee.
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24 Challenge® Math Program Sponsorship Opportunities
Position your company as a leader in addressing one of society’s most important issues—education. The 24 Challenge® Math Program produces lasting, positive, social benefits—children build vital math skills and gain confidence. As a sponsor, you will be helping young people of all socioeconomic groups connect with the world of numbers and move on to excel in mathematics, science and related fields.
Activate entire communities and generate excitement about your company. Sponsor logos appear on all 24 Challenge® materials. Participation for sponsors involves minimal time investment. Suntex handles all aspects of preparation, distribution of materials and organization. However, company representatives are invited to attend press conferences, or present awards to the winners at regional Championship Finals events.
Generate positive news coverage. The press conference pictured above was covered by leading Philadelphia media, including WPVI-TV Channel 6 ACTION NEWS, which ran the story on both its 6 and 11 o'clock editions. Philadelphia School District CEO Paul Vallas and members of the School Reform Commission received a $500,000 grant from PECO. This generous donation is part of PECO’s “Energy for Education Partnership,” a campaign to support key initiatives that benefit Philadelphia schoolchildren, including the 24 Challenge®. Pictured left to right are: Lisa Crutchfield, Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs for PECO; Denis O’Brien, PECO President and CEO; Tomas Hanna, Special Assistant to Paul Vallas and Dr. Elois Dupree, Spring Garden E.S. Principal.
Sponsors can fund one event or several events in different locations. Larger, national sponsorship opportunities can include naming rights. Here the 2004 Greater San Diego Area 24 Challenge® Grand Champions are congratulated by first-time local sponsor Gen-Probe. Pictured above, front row, left to right: Grade 4/5 - Alvin Balmeo; Grade 6 - Ling Yeung; Grade 7/8 - Sofie Christlieb and Platinum Masters Champ Michael Kim. Back row, left to right: Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham; Max McConkey of WestEd; Robert Sun, inventor of the 24® Game; Whitney Southwick, NBC7/39 Weatherman and Michael Watts of Gen-Probe.
Invest in a partnership with an innovative program that has the power to succeed in diverse markets and weave easily into popular culture. For detailed information, call Nan Ronis, 24 Challenge® program director, at 800-242-4542, or email email@example.com, subject: 24 Challenge Sponsorship.
Read Educator Testimonials about the 24® game, the First In Math® Online Program and the 24 Challenge® Math Program.
Partial List of past and present
24 Challenge sponsors:
Air Products & Chemicals
Duke Energy Foundation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Information Technology Information Council
National Fuel Gas
National City Bank
New York Telephone
Northwest Savings Bank
PECO Energy Company
Pennsylvania Power & Light
Picerne Military Housing
Twin Rivers Bank
SAN DIEGO AREA*
May 23, 2006
2006 San Diego Math Council and San Diego Office of Education Event
Left to right: 5th-grade Bronze medalist Alex Koutroubis; 5th-grade Silver medalist Mary Kris and 5th-grade Gold medalist Sang Choi.
Contact: CAROLE MANDERSON
* This tournament, for Grades 4 through 6, is organized and hosted by the Greater San Diego Math Council (GSDMC) and the San Diego Office of Education (SDCOE).
Do not contact Suntex for information regarding this event.
GREATER DELAWARE VALLEY AREA
June 5, 2006
Program Partners: PECO Energy Company and Suntex International Inc.
Honorary Chair: The Philadelphia Phillies
2006 Greater Delaware Valley Area 24 Challenge® Grand Champions
Front row, left to right: Platinum Masters Grand Champion Greg Stelmach; Grade 7/8 Grand Champion Raymond Carstarphen; Grade 4/5 Grand Champion Scott Hirshman and Grade 6 Grand Champion Dashaya Foreman. Back row, left to right, Meghan Leary, Manager of Fan Development and Educational Programs for the Philadelphia Phillies; Nan Ronis, 24 Challenge Program Director; Robert Sun, 24 Game inventor and Wade Colclough represeting principal sponsor PECO Energy Company.
The Philly Phanatic tries to take over the podium!
The Philadelphia Philles served as Honorary Chair of the Delaware Valley event for the third straight year, sending their mascot the Philly Phanatic to greet competitors and entertain spectators.
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