Contact: Jer Bates, Communications Director / PIO   

Phone: 801 737 7310 Cell: 801 550 1424 

Twitter: @ogdensd batesj@ogdensd.org

 MarketStar, RSL and Ogden School Foundation Partner to Award All Ogden School District K-6 Teachers Funds for Creative Classroom Projects   

Ogden, Utah – Feb. 5, 2020 – The MarketStar Foundation is partnering with the RSL Foundation to expand educational opportunities by awarding funds for creative classroom projects to all kindergarten through sixth grade teachers in Ogden School District in a special “Scoring for Schools” announcement assembly at New Bridge Elementary School on Monday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m.
 Nick Rimando and Leo the Lion from the RSL family along with Dell Loy Hansen, RSL Owner, Keith Titus, MarketStar Chief Executive Officer, Rich Nye, Ogden School District Superintendent, Janis Vause, Ogden School Foundation Director and Mike Caldwell, Ogden City Mayor, will be in attendance to make the announcement.  We also expect representatives from the Ogden School Foundation Board and Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce at the assembly.    

Who: Nick Rimando, Leo the Lion, Dell Loy Hansen and Members of MarketStar, RSL and Ogden School Foundation  

What: Announcement of “Scoring for Schools” creative classroom awards for all K-6 teachers with a match from the Ogden School Foundation 

Where: New Bridge Elementary School, 2150 Jefferson Ave, Ogden, UT 84401 

When:  Monday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m. 


In 2018, RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen and the RSL Foundation launched Scoring for Schools, a program which awards funds to elementary school teachers for classroom supplies. This program helps teachers get the exact resources their classrooms need to bring creative learning opportunities to their students. To date, Scoring for Schools has awarded more than 3,000 teachers funds totaling over $650,000.
 For the 2019-2020 school year, the RSL Foundation has partnered with MarketStar, a global company based in Ogden, Utah to expand this program to the Ogden and Weber school districts. The MarketStar Foundation was established in the fall of 2019 with a generous $1 million endowment from principal investor, Dell Loy Hansen, RSL Owner. 
 “MarketStar has both an opportunity and responsibility to help create growth to strengthen our communities. Education is the catalyst for personal growth, and our teachers need to know that MarketStar is all-in with them in expanding educational opportunities. We are excited to be partnering with the RSL Foundation to make scoring for schools happen in Ogden” – Keith Titus, CEO MarketStar
 ABOUT THE MARKETSTAR FOUNDATION The MarketStar Foundation was established in the fall of 2019 as the company’s all-in commitment to create growth that strengthens our communities. The charitable work of the foundation connects our people and resources to expand educational opportunities, empower self-reliance and build better communities where we live and work. As a company, MarketStar (www.marketstar.com) accelerates sales through innovative sales solutions. Founded in 1988, MarketStar pioneered the sales outsourcing industry and today has over 1,200 employees worldwide. Their global headquarters is located in Ogden, Utah.
 ABOUT THE RSL FOUNDATION The RSL Foundation is the charitable arm of Real Salt Lake and is committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities. Established in 2015, the foundation which operates as a 501c3, is committed to its three focused areas: Building Healthier Communities, Soccer for Social Impact, and Enhancing Education Programs. 
 ABOUT OGDEN SCHOOL DISTRICT Ogden School District serves the city of Ogden, educating approximately 11,000 students. The district has a tradition of academic excellence enhanced by the values of a culturally rich and diverse community. Over 56% of Ogden students are ethnic minorities and 75% come from low-income homes. For more information visit www.ogdensd.org.
 Jer Bates Communications Director / PIO Ogden School District  batesj@ogdensd.org 801-550-1424
 Danette Pulley MarketStar Foundation dpulley@marketstar.com 801-787-7303
 Mary Van Minde Vice President of Community Relations, RSL Executive Director RSL Foundation mvanminde@rsl.com 801-330-3162