1/18/11 11:00 AM
DENVER – The Denver Outlaws Lacrosse Team has launched the 2011 Youth Reading Program to help teachers and their students accomplish their educational goals and promote the importance of reading throughout Colorado schools. The program is running over a 12 week period from January 24 to April 29, 2011. Classes from kindergarten through eighth grade will compete against each other to determine who can accumulate the most hours read during the four week period. Participating students will receive a ticket to the home opener on May 14, 2011 and will compete for gift bags, a pizza party, autographed jerseys, and Outlaws t-shirts as incentives of the program. The program experienced great success in 2010 with 18 local schools and over 6,000 students participating.
“I’m excited to be a part of the 2011 Outlaws Spring Reading Program” said Denver Outlaws Defenseman Dillon Roy. “Working hard and valuing my education has been a catalyst for my success on and off the field, getting kids excited to read is an honor and privilege. The reading program is a great way for me to share my experiences and give back to the community.”
The 2011 Youth Reading Program is kicked off with an assembly at each participating school, with a Denver Outlaws player and Stix the Mascot in attendance.
Teachers or administrators interested in participating with the Denver Outlaws and the Youth Reading Program should visit DenverOutlaws.com/reading or contact Tyler Bergstrom at 720-258-3000 or Tyler.Bergstrom@DenverOutlaws.com