09/18/2018 1:17 PM
2600 SW Parkway
St. Joseph, MO 64503
September 18th, 2019
For Immediate Release
ST. JOSEPH, MO. -- The St. Joseph Mustangs are proud to announce the kickoff of their annual reading program. Last year’s reading program saw over 4,000 area elementary school students receive prizes for reading an incredible 65,000 books.
This year the Mustangs are poised to encourage even more area children to read by showcasing this fun and educational activity through school assemblies, prizes and more. Participants who read a minimum of ten grade level books will receive a ticket to Mustangs Opening Day 2019, plus number of prizes from area partners. All area schools and teachers are invited to be a part of the program.
Mustangs Ast. General Manager Tim Hannah says the program has continued to grow each year.“We want to help emphasize the importance of reading. This program has been such a fun way to do that by reaching out to children in the community and encouraging students with a rewarding experience.” Hannah said. “Seeing all the smiling faces at assemblies, pizza parties and on Opening Day make this program our favorite.”
Schools can schedule the Mustangs school assembly at no cost, featuring the Mustangs very own fun and interactive book ’Where’s Rally?’ featuring the Mustang’s mascot, Rally. This year's program focuses on attendance, the importance of showing up and always giving your best effort. There is no cost for schools to participate in the program.
For additional information, please visit http://stjoemustangs.com/community/reading/ or call 816-279-7856.