DALLAS – In honor of Black History Month, the Dallas Mavericks and BNSF Railway, in association with American Airlines, are excited to announce our 11th annual Black History Month Challenge which offers DFW Metroplex students the chance to win the field trip of a lifetime. The contest wraps up this Friday, February 22nd.

To commemorate February as Black History Month, students are asked to submit an essay around the topic “Advancing ‘The Dream’: How We Can Take Collective Actions to Create Meaningful Change in Our Communities” for a chance to win a trip to Atlanta, GA to visit the birth place of Dr. King, the King Center, and other historic civil rights and black history sites.

The contest is open to 8th through 12th grade students within a 75 mile radius of the American Airlines Center. Five (5) winners, along with one (1) parent/legal guardian for each winner, and adult chaperones from the Dallas Mavericks will fly to Atlanta, GA on Friday, March 22, 2018 for an exciting three (3) day/two (2) night educational experience in black history.

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To read about last year’s winners, visit the following link: Students Experience a Trip into Black History

About BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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