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07/14/2007 3:40 AM ET
Sea Dogs host Family Literacy Day

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PORTLAND, Maine -- The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have teamed with the Literacy Volunteers of Maine to host Family Literacy Day at the ballpark on Sunday, July 15.

The day will be highlighted by a book giveaway. The Sea Dogs take on the New Britain Rock Cats (Minnesota Twins) at 1 p.m., with gates opening at 11:30 a.m.

"Quidditch Through The Ages" by Kennilworthy Whisp will be distributed free to the first 1,000 families to enter the ballpark. Over two dozen books will contain special surprise coupons either to the July 20-21 Mugglefest Portland 2007: A Celebration of the World of Harry Potter, vouchers for the new Harry Potter book (set for July release) from Books, Etc., or coupons for the Sept. 20 Portland gala benefit Turning a New Page: Celebrating Adult Literacy in Maine.

For more information on this event contact Literacy Volunteers of Maine, (207) 773-3191. For game tickets, call the Portland Sea Dogs box office at (207) 879-9500.

Literacy Volunteers of Maine is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to literacy services for Maine adults. Fourteen Literacy Volunteers affiliates throughout Maine provide free, confidential instruction in basic reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), to over 1,100 adults each year through a network of devoted and well-trained tutors.

To learn more about the Sea Dogs, visit www.lvmaine.org.