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Given recent events around the world and with more children learning from home at this time, we invite you to join us in Spike's Reading Challenge for kids 12 and under of all reading levels! Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 through Friday, May 15, 2020, log your hours read in order to receive two (2) general admission outfield lawn tickets to our game on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Not only will each reading log submission receive tickets, but additional prizes will be awarded on Sunday, July 5, 2020 for readers who reach the following milestones:

  • Level One (25 hours): Child can select a small prize
  • Level Two (50 hours): Child can select a large prize
  • Level Three (75 hours): Child can participate in a pregame parade
  • Level Four (125 hours): Child can be on the field for the National Anthem
  • Top reader (most hours) from all submissions: Child can call "Play Ball" before the start of the game

Please note that prizes are cumulative; so for example, a child that reads 50 hours will get to select both a small and large prize! Be sure to submit your child's hours via our Spike's Reading Challenge: Reading Log Submission form by Friday, May 15, 2020 in order to receive your complimentary tickets. As we get closer to Sunday, July 5, 2020, we will send an email to the parent email address provided on the form with a link for your digital tickets as well as instructions on how to claim any additional prizes.

Please take advantage of Spike's Reading Challenge reading log/coloring sheet and coloring bookmarks for kids during this time. We have also provided a parent reading log to track your child's hours, as this is what will be submitted for tickets. Additionally, we have put together several videos on our YouTube channel of our staff reading full books and short summaries to Spike and stay tuned to our Express Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more ways to participate!

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