SALT LAKE CITY (May 12, 2014) - The Salt Lake Bees and the Deseret News' Newspapers in Education program are once again teaming up on a Classroom Connections publication to encourage local youth to spend time reading this summer. The special section, titled "Read Today with the Bees," will be distributed to nearly 300 local schools and will run online and within the Deseret News print edition tomorrow, May 13.
The 12-page spread features an inside look at how Bees players make time for reading, helpful tips for parents, great book recommendations and games complete with prizes in an effort to encourage boys and girls to log minutes reading this summer. Participating schools will also have access to an interactive electronic version of the section, enabling students to learn more about each Bees player.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Salt Lake Bees to promote a love of reading among the youth in our community," said Paul Edwards, editor of the Deseret News. "Bees games are a fun, family-friendly summer pastime and we appreciate how much the team gives back to our community."
This marks the second consecutive year that the Bees and the Deseret News have collaborated on the Newspapers in Education program as part of a shared commitment to education. Bees tickets are available at the Smith's Ballpark box office from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., as well as at all Smith'sTix outlets and Smith's Food & Drug Stores. Tickets may also be purchased online with no additional fees at www.slbees.com or by phone at 801-325-BEES (2337).