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Keys for Reading

The Frederick Keys "Keys for Reading" program started as a local reading incentive program set to honor the students and staff of Frederick County for their reading accomplishments throughout the spring semester. Now in its 20th consecutive year, the program boasts over 85,000 participating students spread out across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.


Ticket Redemption Instructions:

*Ticket links will become active when single game tickets go on sale on April 8th*

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  • Find your county below and click on the game date for which you wish to attend. This will open up a new window for TicketReturn.
  • Once on the your selected game dates TicketReturn page, enter the Ticket Quantity you will need to purchase NOT including the free Keys For Reading ticket.
  • You WILL NOT receive a refund if you purchase a ticket for a child who was supposed to receive a free ticket.
  • Select the discounted Ticket Type you would like to purchase. (KFR Discount Field, KFR Discount Reserved or KFR Discount GA)
  • Select preferred Ticket Location or chose Best Seats.
  • Under "Additional Tickets," enter the number of free Keys for Reading tickets you need for children in the program.
  • Select the "Free KFR Student" or "Free KFR Staff" Ticket Type and click Continue.
  • Click Show Section to choose a specific seat and then Reserve These Seats to continue to the payment screen.
  • There are no refunds for any reason so confirm your order is correct and click Proceed to Checkout.
  • You will need to either create an account or if you are a returning customer, log in.
  • Enter or update account information and then click Update Account Information and Proceed.
  • Enter payment information and then select Proceed to Checkout.
  • You have the option to Print at Home or leave the tickets at the Will Call window.
  • It is HIGHLY recommended you choose to PRINT AT HOME to save time standing in line because Print at Home tickets may be taken directly to the gates.

Keys for Reading Weekends at the Ballpark:

Back again this season are Keys for Reading Weekends! You can select either Friday, Saturday or Sunday to come to the game and represent your child's school and county!

*Ticket links will become active when single game tickets go on sale on April 8th*


Adams County (PA)

Carroll County (MD)

Frederick County (MD)

Loudoun County (VA)

Washington County (MD)

Berkeley(WV), Jefferson County (WV)

Howard County (MD)

Montgomery County (MD)

Private and Home Schools



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  • Each student is required to read three books suitable for their reading ability in a one-month time period.

  • Each book will be recorded on an official Keys for Reading bookmark and will need to be signed by their parent or guardian.

  • Once completed, the parent will sign the bookmark and redeem the ticket(s) by following the instructions on the back of the bookmark for their student's night (or day) at the ballpark.

  • Each county will have a special weekend at the ballpark. Before the game, students who completed the program will be called down to the playing field for a parade and recognition ceremony. Names of the participating schools will be announced over the public address system for the entire to stadium to cheer. After the parade, the students are free to enjoy America's game, up close and personal.

Your student's FREE ticket will be good for ANY seat in the house! Whether it's General Admission or our Reserved or Field Seating, each family can decide where they would like to sit at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium!

If you are interested in registering your school in this long-running successful program, please contact us at 301-662-0013, toll-free at 877-8-GO-KEYS or email us at

As an incentive to your students, Keyote is available for a "Kickoff" appearance at your school. Be sure to call early in order to get your date reserved. Call CJ Trammell at 301-815-9918 or email for more information and to schedule your free "Keys for Reading" kickoff appearance by our mascot Keyote.