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Wellspring Connects with NBA G League Team

Basketball season is in full swing in Michigan, and National Heritage Academies (NHA) schools recently partnered with local teams to give students a big-game atmosphere.
Wellspring Connects with NBA G League Team

Wellspring Preparatory High School partnered with the Grand Rapids Gold, an NBA G League affiliate of the defending league champion Denver Nuggets, for a community-based assist. Students attended a clinic on Jan. 5 and had a “Wellspring Night” at the Gold’s game.

Students pose with GR Gold mascot
About 75 students attended the clinic hosted by players from the Gold on their home court. At the Gold’s game that night, the school hosted an information table to increase awareness of the school in the Grand Rapids area, spreading the word of Wellspring Prep outperforming the local district over the last two years. Along with students and parents showing their school spirit, the opportunity also created a greater alignment and support between Wellspring Prep and its five feeder schools – Walker Charter Academy, Knapp Charter Academy, Ridge Park Charter Academy, River City Scholars, and Chandler Woods Charter Academy.

Wellspring booth in Van Andel lobby

“The players really enjoyed the opportunity to play on the court at Van Andel with the Grand Rapids Gold, meet some of the players, and hear tips from some of the coaches,” said Emily Hurrell, Wellspring Preparatory High School principal. “There was a really great response all around, they had a great time.”

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About Wellspring Preparatory High School
Wellspring Preparatory High School is a tuition-free, public charter school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, serving students in ninth through 12th grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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