Fulton’s Bulldog Academy to benefit from piece of KY Wildcat history
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:28 am
The Messenger 04.10.13
Northwestern Mutual and Bulldog Academy of Fulton Independent School have joined efforts to raise money for students who participate in the academy.
Bulldog Academy is a dual credit program offered at Fulton Independent School. When fully utilized, it allows students to enter college as sophomores, offering significant tuition savings to parents.
Bulldog Academy, combined with the Four Rivers Scholarship Program, provides a promise to students that money will not be the reason they are unable to pursue a post-secondary education. This program depends solely upon private contributions in a reduced-cost partnership with Murray (Ky.) State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
As the program continues to experience success and growth, additional expenses become more of a concern. It is for that reason that great plans have been made for Northwestern Mutual’s donation of an NCAA floor piece to maximize its impact on the program.
The floor piece is a section of the floor from the Super Dome in New Orleans, where the Kentucky Wildcats won their 8th NCAA national championship in 2012.
Additionally, the floor piece is personally signed by the team’s coach, John Calipari.
The floor piece will be given away in September through a drawing during Fulton’s International Banana Festival. Tickets will be sold for $5 per ticket throughout the year.
The floor piece will be proudly displayed as a Northwestern Mutual and Bulldog Academy collaborative project to continue progress in education for Bulldog Academy students. The display will be rotated to different storefronts in the Fulton community.
To purchase a ticket, contact participating Fulton businesses or any Bulldog Academy student; call Fulton High School at (270) 472-1741; or visit Bulldog Academy on Facebook at Facebook.com/BulldogAcademy.