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Wild About Reading

Once again, it's to time to kick off our elementary school reading program! Parker and the Grizzlies front office staff are busy preparing for the 2015 Wild About Reading program, presented by Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, PG&E, and Educational Employees Credit Union.

Wild About Reading is one the largest educational initiatives in all of Minor League Baseball. The program utilizes baseball to promote reading in the classroom. Each student at participating schools that reads 10 books in five weeks earns two free tickets to a 2015 Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park. Each participating school hosts a kickoff assembly featuring Parker, the Grizzlies mascot.

From December to April of 2015, the program's 12th year of existence, Parker and the Grizzlies staff will reach out to more than 101,000 students in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Kern counties and challenge the students to read over 1 million books.

In December of 2008, Wild About Reading was honored with the Fresno Compact Business Partner Award. With the strong nexus between quality education and school business partnerships in mind, the Fresno Compact annually acknowledges ten businesses that have contributed not only financial resources, but also staff to support schools in Fresno County.

How does it work?

Simple: The Grizzlies provide a fun, free assembly and Grizzlies baseball tickets as an incentive to read. The program is designed to reinforce the importance and excitement of reading. Wild About Reading has become an activity the students look forward to every year.

How do I schedule a Wild About Reading Assembly at my school?

Download and complete the Wild About Reading Participation Request Form or contact Whitney Campbell, Grizzlies Community Fund Manager, at (559) 320-2547. She will be more than happy to set up a time that works for your school.

What are some of the scheduling guidelines for the assemblies?

1. ONLY School Principals may register for a school's assembly. Sorry, parents cannot schedule an assembly for your child's school.
2. In order for our program to reach as many students as possible, we require each school to have a minimum of 100 students to host an assembly. If your school has fewer than 100 students, you may partner with other schools in your area and have one large assembly.
3. Due to the overwhelming success of the program, dates fill up quickly. To get a specific date, book early!

See below if your school is already participating in the 2014-15 Wild About Reading program. Don't see your school listed? Contact us today and get signed up, it's FREE!

A.E. Mills (Firebaugh)
Aileen Coulburn (Atwater)
Akers Elementary (Lemoore)
Armona Elementary (Armona)
Ayer Elementary (Fresno)
Bellevue Elementary (Atwater)
Berenda Elementary (Madera)
Big Creek Elementary (Big Creek)
Birney Elementary (Fresno)
Caruthers Elementary (Caruthers)
Cedarwood Elementary (Clovis)
Centennial Elementary (Fresno)
Central Elementary (Lemoore)
Century Elementary (Clovis)
Charles Wright Elementary (Merced)
Charleston Elementary (Los Banos)
Chenoweth Elementary (Merced)
Cinnamon Elementary (Lemoore)
Cole Elementary (Clovis)
Columbia Elementary (Fresno)
Copper Hills Elementary (Fresno)
Dixieland Elementary (Madera)
Dos Palos Elementary (Dos Palos)
Dunlap Elementary (Dunlap)
Easterby Elementary (Fresno)
Eaton Elementary (Fresno)
Elmer Wood Elementary (Atwater)
Eric White Elementary (Selma)
Fancher Creek (Fresno)
Figarden Elementary (Fresno)
Franklin Elementary (Merced)
Freedom Elementary (Clovis)
Fremont Elementary (Fresno)
Fremont Elementary (Fowler)
George Washington Elementary (Hanford)
Gettysburg Elementary (Clovis)
Gibson Elementary (Fresno)
Goldenrod Elementary (Kerman)
Gracey Elementary (Merced)
Grandview Elementary (Dinuba)
Hamilton Elementary (Hanford)
Harvest Elementary (Fresno)
Hazel Bailey Elementary (Firebaugh)
Heaton Elementary (Fresno)
Hidalgo Elementary (Fresno)
Holland Elementary (Fresno)
Homan Elementary (Fresno)
Huron Elementary School (Huron)
Island Union Elementary (Lemoore)
Jackson Elementary (Fresno)
James Monroe Elementary (Madera)
Jefferson Elementary (Clovis)
Jefferson Elementary (Dinuba)
Jefferson Elementary (Hanford)
John F. Kennedy Academy (Dinuba)
John Muir Elementary (Fresno)
Kerman-Floyd (Kerman)
King Elementary (Fresno)
Kings River Elementary (Kingsburg)
Kirk Elementary (Fresno)
Kratt Elementary (Fresno)
Lakeside Elementary (Hanford)
Laton Elementary (Laton)
Lawless (Fresno)
Le Grand Elementary (Le Grand)
Leavenworth Elementary (Fresno)
Lee Richmond Elementary (Hanford)
Lemoore Elementary (Lemoore)
Lincoln Elementary (Clovis)
Lincoln Elementary (Kingsburg)
Lincoln Elementary (Reedley)
Lowell Elementary (Fresno)
Madison Elementary (Fresno)
Marks Elementary (Dos Palos)
Martin Luther King (Fresno)
Mayfair Elementary (Fresno)
McCabe Elementary (Mendota)
McCardle Elementary (Fresno)
McKinley Elementary (Fresno)
Meadow Lane (Lemoore)
Miramonte Elementary (Clovis)
Monroe Elementary (Hanford)
Olmos Elementary (Fresno)
Oraze Elementary (Fresno)
Palm Elementary (Orosi)
Pershing Elementary (Madera)
Pinedale Elementary (Fresno)
Powers-Ginsburg Elementary (Fresno)
Pyle Elementary (Fresno)
Ramacher Elementary (Fresno)
Reagan Elementary (Clovis)
Reagan Elementary (Sanger)
Red Bank Elementary (Clovis)
RJ Neutra Elementary (Lemoore)
Ronald Reagan Elementary (Chowchilla)
Roosevelt Elementary (Fresno)
Roosevelt Elementary (Hanford)
Sanger Academy (Sanger)
Saroyan Elementary (Fresno)
Selma-Herndon Elementary (Livingston)
Sequoia Elementary (Fresno)
Shaffer Elementary (Atwater)
Sierra View (Madera)
Sierra Vista (Clovis)
Simas Elementary (Hanford)
Slater Elementary (Fresno)
Steinbeck Elementary (Fresno)
Stephens School (Chowchilla)
Stratford Elementary (Stratford)
Tarpey Elementary (Clovis)
Teague Elementary (Fresno)
Temperance Kutner Elementary (Fresno)
Thomas Elementary (Fresno)
Thomas Olaeta Elementary (Atwater)
Valley Oak Elementary (Fresno)
Vinland Elementary (Fresno)
Weldon Elementary (Clovis)
Williams Elementary (Fresno)
Wilson School (Fresno)
WIlson School (Selma)
Yamato Colony (Livingston)
Yokomi Elementary (Fresno)