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Sox announce Library Night and Kids' Book Drive

June 4, 2013

Bristol White Sox announce Library Night and Kids' Book Drive

            The Bristol White Sox are glad to announce their First Annual Library Night and Kids' Book Drive, scheduled for Monday, July 8, during their game with the Danville Braves at Boyce Cox Field in Bristol.

            Fans will be encouraged to bring new or used childrens' books to the ballpark that evening to donate to the Bristol Public Library. One lucky book donor that evening will win an autographed bat from the Sox.

            "We are excited to partner with the Bristol Public Library to encourage members of our community to join us in helping young people learn to enjoy reading," said Mahlon Luttrell, General Manager of the Bristol White Sox.

            All of the donated books will be delivered to the Library on July 10 by Sox players and Dingbat, the official Bristol White Sox mascot, as part of the Library's Summer Reading Program. The players will read to the children, and Dingbat will distribute free tickets to Bristol Sox games.

            In addition, participants in the Library's Summer Reading Program will also be eligible to win additional free tickets to see the Sox play by reading a certain number of books during the summer. More information on this program can be obtained at the Library. The Sox will also present an autographed bat to the participating child who reads the most books during the summer.

            The Bristol White Sox professional baseball team, also known as the Bristol Sox, is the Advanced Rookie affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, competes in the 10-team Appalachian League, and is operated by Bristol Baseball, Inc., a locally-based non-profit organization.

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