Dominic Davila, from left, and Clutch invite a student to participate in the Good Night Sleep presentation at Lewis Elementary School.
HOUSTON – Nov. 16, 2016 – Two Spring ISD elementary schools – Link and Lewis – were selected to take part in this year’s Houston Rockets’ Good Night Sleep program, sponsored by Mattress Firm.
The Good Night Sleep program, now in its fourth year, employs a high-energy traveling show, featuring Clutch, the Rockets Bear, to entertain area schoolchildren and educate them about the importance of proper rest in helping them to be successful in school and in life. This year, 20 Houston-area schools were offered the opportunity to host the program for their students, with every student at each participating school receiving a Clutch storybook that reinforces the program’s message about the importance of a good night’s rest.
During the programs at Link and Lewis on Monday, Nov. 14, select students were also chosen as helpers during the hour-long presentation and were awarded special prizes, such as autographed copies of the Clutch storybook, a Clutch doll or a Rockets piggy bank.
Through a series of skits and presentations involving Clutch, together with Houston Rockets Mascot Coordinator Dominic Davila, students learned how getting the needed amount of rest each and every night would help them focus in school and stay healthy both physically and mentally.
“You’re building your future,” Davila told a full gymnasium of elementary students and faculty at Lewis, “and it’s up to you to make that future a bright one.”
He stressed the importance of students listening to their teachers, following instructions and always doing their best on school assignments. Students were encouraged to take to heart the program motto to “Dream It’s Possible” in planning for their future – including their college and career aspirations.
As part of the program, each participating school received several sets of Houston Rockets tickets to be given out to students and their families. By completing and mailing in a special activity section included in each storybook, students will also have the opportunity to win additional prizes, including tickets to an upcoming Rockets home game or a personal visit from Clutch at their next birthday party.
The Good Night Sleep program, including the books given to every child at each participating school, is made possible through the support of Mattress Firm, a Houston-based retailer with more than 3,500 stores in 49 states.