Flyte the Owl to entertain during Franklin vs. Jennings County basketball game Friday night as part of National FFA Week

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CONTACT
Duane Brodt
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization
DBrodt@FFA.org
888-332-2589

MEDIA ADVISORY

What:
FFA Night celebrating National FFA Week during Franklin boys varsity basketball game vs. Jennings County

When:
6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Where:
Franklin Community High School
2600 Cumberland Drive
Franklin, Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013/National FFA Organization) – Flyte the Owl, the official mascot of the National FFA Organization, will entertain those attending the Franklin Community High School varsity and JV boys basketball games vs. Jennings County with on- and off-court antics during FFA Night celebrating National FFA Week.

For more about Flyte the Owl, visit:
YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/FlyteTheOwl
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/FlyteTheOwl
Twitter: @FlyteTheOwl

Other activities during Friday night’s games at Franklin include Fifth Grade Indy Hoops play during halftime of the JV game, Senior Night and performances by the school’s Pep Band, Winter Guard and Dance Team.

Saturday, Flyte the Owl will appear from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co., 1540 N. Morton St. in Franklin, for a fund-raising benefit for the National FFA Organization. TSC is a corporate sponsor of FFA and will accept $1 donations to FFA at the register.

National FFA Week began Feb. 16 and runs through Saturday, featuring community awareness, service and celebration events at the local, regional and national level in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.