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Mustangs Kick Off 2018-2019 Reading Program

09/18/2018 1:17 PM -

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2600 SW Parkway
St. Joseph, MO 64503

(816) 279-7856

 

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.

 


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