Academir Charter School Middle and AcadeMir Preparatory Academy, along with the other AcadeMir schools, took part in the Court of Dreams event took place at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Feb. 4, 2017.
Students from the schools participated to demonstrate their skills and passion for the sport, while coaches and teachers were there to support.
“The Court of Dreams event was something that Director Williams and I came up with as a way to raise funds for our school. It was also a opportunity for students, friends and family to experience what it is like to play on a professional basketball court,” Coach Andrews stated before the game.
“It’s … fun competing each other we’ve known each other for a long time.It’s … fun being competitive and going against my friends like a professional” Grade 7 student and blue team member Derek Acuna said.
The halftime show included cheerleading and dance performances from ACSM and APA. The cheerleaders also cheered for each basketball team as they played on the court.
“At first it was kind of nerve wrecking but in the end, it was an exciting and a once-in-a-life time experience.” Grade 7 student and Mirettes dance team member Melany Torres said. “The whole event in general was fun to watch.”
The players, cheerleaders and dancers seemed extremely excited and happy to show how hard they had worked to get to have such a good game as the one they had.