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Watch how the Missouri Mavericks and the Sheet Metal Workers help promote character in ISD schools

Anyone who’s been to a Mavericks game knows just how much fun it can be to be in the stands. There’s not a bad seat in the house, but there are four seats that are truly special. Those four seats are reserved for an Independence School District Student of Character and his or her family.

All students of character get their names in a drawing and at each home game, one name is chosen to get the special seats.

When the Mavericks first came to Independence, they wanted to know how they could partner with the district to help students.  They jumped on the idea of spotlighting students of character.

Brent Thiessen the President and General Manager said,  "Working with the Independence School District Student of Character is one of our most rewarding community programs that we do. It’s really neat to see the students come out and get rewarded for making good life choices and helping others out and being good students of character. When they come out here with four tickets and they get to bring their families, they’re certainly always happy, and it’s always fun."

The Sheet Metal Workers sponsor the program and make it all possible.  The students also receive a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion and they are recognized at the game. The child's name is called out in front of the whole crowd.

Greg Chastain with The Sheet Metal Workers, said "it’s just a very small gesture on our part to be able to provide them the opportunity to come to a hockey game, to enjoy the atmosphere, and to have a nice night out with their family."

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