Blitz Champz and Black Girl MATHgic Create Limited-Edition, One-of-a-Kind Gift Boxes for 2022

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Female football pro & math expert team up to create perfect gift for girls aged 7-12—helping increase math knowledge, proficiency and fun

Gridiron Goals

Blitz Champz, the fun and competitive card game for kids that teaches and tests football knowledge, strategy, and critical math skills, has partnered with Black Girl MATHgic, an innovative subscription box with a mission to help girls build math confidence.

Blitz Champz, the fun and competitive card game for kids that teaches and tests football knowledge, strategy, and critical math skills, has partnered with Black Girl MATHgic, an innovative subscription box with a mission to help girls build the math confidence they need to succeed in class today and society tomorrow. The limited-edition Blitz Champz and Black Girl MATHgic box, Gridiron Goals, is now available at http://www.blackgirlmathgic.com.

Created for kids age 7 and up, Blitz Champz features 100 vibrantly-illustrated playing cards characterizing a diverse lineup of male and female players. The game takes two minutes to learn and can be played by two to six people in 30 minutes or less. The Black Girl MATHgic Box is the first and only subscription box designed to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls from 3rd through 8th grades. Every month, each box includes a foundational math lesson/activity booklet based on a real-world theme to show relevance and create excitement; 3-5 items to make the lesson engaging and fun; an affirmation to strengthen her math confidence; a profile of a black woman mathematician to show representation and develop her math identity; and a Caring Adult Guide to help parents and teachers help her maximize her box experience.

As a five-time member of the U.S. women’s national flag football team and two-time member of the U.S. women’s national tackle football team, Ms. Smith is one of the best-performing wide receivers in women’s football history. She has won several gold and silver medals in international football competitions including setting the following distinguishing records: she is the first woman to score a touchdown in a WFA Division I women’s tackle football game at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, OH; the first woman to score a touchdown in franchise history for the Boston Renegades in 2015 in Revere, MA; and the first woman to score a touchdown in international women’s tackle football competition in 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. In July 2021, Ms. Smith and her team, the Boston Renegades, were flown on the New England Patriots’ private aircraft to play at the Football Hall of Fame stadium in Canton, OH where they won their third straight, and sixth overall, championship game.

Brittany Rhodes is an accomplished math tutor and coach, former GED Math Instructor, and Founder and General MATHager of Black Girl MATHgic (BGM). BGM is a movement dedicated to increasing math confidence, awareness, enthusiasm, identity, fluency and persistence in children, with a focus on girls and black children. BGM’s flagship product is the Black Girl MATHgic Box, which is the first and only subscription box designed to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in 3rd through 8th grade girls. Ms. Rhodes earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Spelman College and her Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Communication and Organizational Behavior from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

About Blitz Champz
Blitz Champz is a fun and competitive card game that teaches and tests football knowledge, strategy, and critical math skills. Created by Adrienne Smith, Boston Renegades Wide Receiver, football advocate and spokesperson, Orange is the New Black actress, and entrepreneur, Blitz Champz emphasizes the importance of critical math skills while having fun. A fast-paced, action-packed game perfect for kids age 7 and up as well as their families, Blitz Champz may be used at school as an educational tool, and at home for fun and family bonding time. The game features 100 vibrantly-illustrated playing cards characterizing a diverse lineup of male and female players. Both Walmart and National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) have recognized Blitz Champz as a simple way to bring the magic of football, math skills and fun into kids’ lives, and into schools, homes and communities. For more information, please visit http://www.blitzchampz.com.

About Black Girl MATHgic
The mission of Black Girl MATHgic is to help girls build the math confidence they need to succeed in class today and society tomorrow! Black Girl MATHgic has been featured on Forbes, Black Enterprise, Beyoncé.com, Shondaland, and named STEM Toy Expert’s 2020 Best STEM Subscription Box for Kids; Best for GRL PWR; and one of Hello Subscription’s 2020 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids. Created by Brittany Rhodes, who earned her degree in math from Spelman College and brings nearly 20 years of math tutoring experience, the Black Girl MATHgic™ (BGM) Box is the first and only monthly subscription box curated to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in 3rd through 8th grade girls. Each box contains a relevant and engaging math activity booklet, items to support the activities, an affirmation to inspire confidence, a profile of a black woman mathematician and a Caring Adult Guide. While the box is curated for black girls because they endure unique struggles as a doubly marginalized group and sit at the intersection of wide racial and gender gaps in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, girls of all racial and ethnic backgrounds benefit from the math confidence the Black Girl MATHgic Box offers. They also learn more about black history, which is American history. For more information, please visit http://www.blackgirlmathgic.com.

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