The purpose of the Nashville Sounds Reading Club program is to tie children's natural affection for baseball to the bigger goal of promoting literacy and encouraging a lifelong love for reading.
The program supports area schools in their ongoing endeavor to build strong readers by creating exciting incentives for children who continue to read more throughout the year.
To enroll or obtain further information about the reading club program, please download and complete the enrollment form or contact the Sounds' Reading Club program via email or by calling 615-690-HITS ext. 117.
Click here to see which schools are already participating in the 2012 Reading Club.
HOW IT WORKS
The program is based on reaching bases on a baseball diamond, with home plate being the final goal. Individual schools and/or teachers will decide what it takes to reach each base. Suggested guidelines may focus on number of books read, number of pages read or number of newspaper articles read.
Students will earn incentives for each base reached, including a FREE TICKET TO A NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL GAME!
Members of the Sounds Reading Club who attend a game with their group will also participate in a pre-game parade acknowledging their achievements.
Special guest appearance by Ozzie, the Sounds' mascot, or a member of the Sounds' front office staff is available as motivation throughout the program.
Contact the Sounds' Reading Club coordinator at 615-690-HITS ext. 117 for more information.
Since the inception of the Nashville Sounds Reading Club in 1998, over 1 million schoolchildren have benefited from participation in the educational program (1,018,488 students).