FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno Grizzlies are proud to announce Easterby Elementary is the winner of two new laptops as part of the 2012 Wild About Reading Program. Easterby Elementary will receive their new Acer Aspire LED Notebooks for having the highest game participation by their students at the game they were assigned during the 2012 season. Easterby students that attended the game reached their reading goal of 10 books in five weeks. A Wild About Reading assembly will take place at Easterby Elementary (5211 E. Tulare St.) on January 18th at 8:30 am where they will be presented with their new laptops.
Wild About Reading, presented by Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, PG&E and Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU), is one of the largest educational programs in all of professional sports. The program utilizes baseball to promote reading in and outside the classroom. Each student at participating schools is challenged to reach 10 books in five weeks, and those that reach the goal, receive two free tickets to a Grizzlies home game at Chukchansi Park. In 2013, each student that participates will receive a Farm Grown Magazine that was designed and published by the Grizzlies Community Fund and Farm Progress. There are several other prizes for schools in 2013, such as a play date with Parker, Kindle Fires to individual students as well as the donation of two laptops to one school.
Interested schools are still able to enroll in Wild About Reading for 2013. Please contact Whitney Campbell at (559) 320-2547 to sign up as well as schedule an assembly featuring Parker, the Grizzlies mascot.
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