The RiverDogs look forward to continuing "Reading Around the Bases," a joint program between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Charleston County School District as a way to encourage literacy among Lowcountry second-graders.
Schools throughout Charleston County participate in a 10-week baseball-themed incentive program in which each student receives a Reading Challenge packet that includes a score card, tracking sheet, and their very own personal baseball card. To move around the bases on the score card, a student must read a certain number of pages: 100 pages for a single, 200 pages for a double, 300 pages for a triple, and 500 pages for a home run. Students also earn points for their class depending on how far they advance and how many times they "round the bases" on the score card.
Special guests from the RiverDogs will visit schools in the District throughout the 10 weeks to provide encouragement, fun, and serve as volunteer readers.
The top-25 second grade students from each participating school in the Reading Around the Bases Program will be honored during at one of the RiverDogs' Education Day games during the season.
Twice each season, the RiverDogs welcome Lowcountry schools for a field trip day game at the ballpark. Lowcountry area schools are invited to apply for complimentary tickets to both games on a first come, first serve basis. Limited number of tickets are available for this "field trip." To apply, contact the Charleston RiverDogs Director of Community Relations department at [email protected].