The Batavia Muckdogs today announced the start of their reading program, designed to promote reading with the youth of the local communities. Along with the help of Smoke Free NOW, 2014 will mark the second year of the "HIT THE BOOKS with the Batavia Muckdogs" reading program.
As part of this program, the Muckdogs have provided various schools and libraries across the area with customized bookmarks. On the back of these bookmarks, children can have a parent, guardian, teacher, or librarian initial each time they complete a book. When a child completes 10 books, they can redeem the bookmark at the Dwyer Stadium box office for a FREE TICKET to any Sunday-Thursday (excluding July 3rd) Batavia Muckdogs' game! If a child reads 20 books, they will be entered into a drawing to win autographed memorabilia, opportunities to throw out a first pitch at a Muckdogs game and other great prizes.
In addition to the many participating schools, bookmarks will be made available to children at the following local libraries:
- Richmond Library (Batavia)
- Lee-Whedon Memorial Library (Medina)
- Byron-Bergen Public Library
- Stevens Memorial Community Library (Attica)
- Haxton Memorial Library (Oakfield)
- Hoag Library (Albion)
- Pavilion Public Library
- Corfu Free Library
- Warsaw Public Library
- Woodward Memorial Library (LeRoy)
- Wyoming Free Library
Any questions about the reading program, bookmarks, or redeeming for tickets can be answered by Mike Ewing, at 585-343-5454 x 1005. The Muckdogs home opener is set for Saturday, June 14th vs. Auburn at 7:05. Season tickets, coupon books and ticket packages are all on sale now. They can be purchased at Dwyer Stadium or by calling (585)343-5454.