ROCKY AIDS IN GIRLS SCOUT'S GOLD AWARD PROGRAM

Surprises Students With Visit To Holy Angels School

Rocky Bluewinkle and director of community relations Kevin Linton performed to the delight of all those in attendance. (Lisa Zimmerman)

By John Sadak / Wilmington Blue Rocks | October 25, 2011 7:36 AM

Newark, DE - As a prelude to the 2012 Rocky's Reading Challenge, Blue Rocks mascot Rocky Bluewinkle surprised the kindergarten through fourth grade students at Holy Angels School in Newark. Rocky entertained the children by acting out his favorite story, "Rocky at the Bat", a varied rendition from the original story, "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer.

Rocky surprised the students because he was assisting his friend, Hannah Zimmerman, who was working on the completion of her Gold Award project, sponsored by the Girl Scout Council. Her Read-A-Thon project included creating both a bulletin board in the hallway and a reading corner in the library at Holy Angels School. To cap off the project, Zimmerman designed a program similar to Rocky's Reading Challenge, where kids need to read a minimum of 10 books over a four-week period.

Zimmerman is currently a sophomore at Saint Mark's High School in Newark and is an alumna of the Holy Angels School.

Information will be coming soon regarding the 2012 Rocky's Reading Challenge and school visitation. We look forward to having each and every school participate this year. For more information on the program, e-mail communityrelations@bluerocks.com.

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