Baysox Announce 2019 Reading Program

Students receive two tickets when they read four books during the school year.

(Bert Hindman )

By Bowie Baysox | November 15, 2018 3:29 PM

BOWIE, Md. -  The Bowie Baysox announced the 24th year of the Read & Hit a Home Run Reading Program this week, thanks in part to Educational Systems Federal Credit Union. 

The program, which began in 1996, reaches over 200 schools across the DMV region, impacting over 35,000 students a year. Those numbers include area homeschool co-ops, helping encourage and foster an excitement for literacy in local schools.


Registered schools will have the opportunity to participate in the program by reading four (4) books of the students' choice during the given time frame. Every student that completes the reading goal will receive two free tickets to a 2019 Baysox game. During the season, the team will host several designated Reading Nights (based on geographic location). At the stadium, all students will be recognized for their accomplishments during the game.


All reading specialists and homeschool teachers/directors are encouraged to register their school. Once registered, all students can participate in a jersey design contest, with the winner's choice being unveiled at a school assembly by Louie, the Baysox mascot.


To register your school, head over to the 'community' section of and fill out the form at the bottom of the "Read & Hit a Home Run Reading Program" page. For more information or any additional questions, contact Baysox Community Programs Manager Kelsey Carter at (301) 464-4871 or email her (


The Bowie Baysox 2019 season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. 2019 Baysox Ticket Packages, including Season Tickets, Mini-Plans and Flexible Ticket Packages are available online at, via phone at 301-464-4865 or in person at the stadium ticket office.


To keep up with Baysox news, visit and be sure to follow the Baysox on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or register for the all new Baysox Text Insider Club for free by texting the keyword BAYSOX to 50700.


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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