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Jerry Stackhouse Visits Taylor Elementary (March, 2008)

Jerry StackhouseNine-year old Taylor Elementary School student Dalton Pybus was able to take Mavs guard/forward Jerry Stackhouse to school Thursday, March 13, by entering the “Take Jerry Stackhouse to School” contest sponsored by Dairy MAX and Dannon. To enter, students ages 6-12 were asked to write an essay about how they get their 3-A-Day™ of dairy on game day and why they love the Mavs.

Stackhouse spoke to Taylor students at an assembly about the importance of eating and drinking healthy. He stated that both his parents live with Diabetes and that he welcomes the opportunity to talk to young people about issues of health and nutrition, and he also tries to "walk the talk." He generously answered the questions of students ranging from who his role models are (parents, Dr. King and Julius Irving were named) to how many three pointers he averages a game. This 13-year veteran of the NBA and graduate of UNC gave the students good advice on how to approach a sport or an interest and encouraged them to work hard toward their goals and to not let others tell them they can't achieve their dreams.

Jerry StackhouseDuring the assembly he also read Dalton’s winning essay:
In the morning I drink one or two glasses of milk with my cereal everyday.
At school I drink more than two bottles of milk because my mom says it has calcium in it and I can get big bones like the superstars in the NBA.
And at night I have more milk so I can be like Stackhouse, Dirk, Terry, Bass, Kidd and Howard and everybody else.

Stackhouse spent time in Dalton's classroom and answered more questions from students, including his favorite book. As a child, he stated he loved "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," and all Judy Blume books.

This is the third year for Stackhouse to participate in this promotion since he joined the Mavericks. Special thanks to Albertsons for their support of this promotion, as well.