For Immediate Release
August 12, 2016
Andy Pruitt 843-937-6583
2016 Olympic Athlete
Raven Saunders Viewing Party for the Finals Tonight at Burke
Who: Media outlets are welcomed and encouraged to join us for an Olympics viewing party featuring Raven “Hulk” Saunders, local athlete, Ole Miss student, and CCSD graduate.
What: A second viewing party will be held this evening to watch Raven Saunders compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics women’s shot put finals.
The party will be held in Burke's auditorium, which will only be accessible from Sumter Street. There will be signage with directions to the auditorium posted around the area.
Attendees are encouraged to park on Sumter Street and the surrounding area on the Burke side of campus as the Sertoma Classic will also be going on simultaneously at Johnson-Hagood Stadium nearby.
When: Friday, August 12, 2016; Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The finals will begin at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Burke High School Auditorium, 244 President Street, Charleston, SC 29403
For more information: For questions or additional information, please contact Burke High School at (843) 579-4815 or the CCSD Office of Strategy and Communications at (843) 937-6303.
To get the latest on Raven’s journey in Rio, visit her Facebook page or follow her on Twitter @GiveMe1Shot.
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Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and several specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.
CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities led by associate superintendents. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.