You Can’t Throw a Curve Ball on the MoonFebruary 8th, 2011 at 6:43 am by Katie Collett under 10 On Your Side, News, Personalities, Sports
As a local news reporter, I always hear people ask, “Can I get some good news for once? Why does everything have to be death and destruction?”
Well, on our morning show (WAVY News Sunrise and WAVY News Today), we’ve answered your call in a segment called Hometown Hot Spots. The stories air every day in our 6:00 A.M. hour.
Today, my story is on an event being held at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton called Space, Sports, and Sprockit. It’s a special day for everyone and it honors Black History Month.
Take your kids! While they’re there, they’ll learn about why you can’t throw a curve ball on the moon and participate in helium balloon races. At the same time, they’ll get to meet the following people (and robot):
- Leyland Melvin – NASA Astronaut, former football player & Associate Administrator for Education NASA Headquarters
- Bryan Randall – Former Virginia Tech football player who is currently with the Richmond Raiders
- Wayne Gomes – Baseball legend (Phillies) and Hampton Roads native
- Sprockit the Robot
Plus, the Hampton Roads chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen will be on hand to talk to you and your kids as well! The event is Saturday, February 12 and it starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 3:00 P.M.
It’s a great way for both you and your kids to learn about amazing and influential African Americans from Hampton Roads while taking in important (and fun!) lessons about space and life.