Spokane Indians Announce 2013 Schools for Itron Champions Program

Grant Elementary and Holmes Elementary new recipients

The Itron Champions Program give kids the opportunity to get Indians tickets. (James Snook)

By Dustin Toms / Spokane Indians | May 20, 2013 3:33 PM ET

Spokane, WA - The Spokane Indians announced today that Grant Elementary and Holmes Elementary have been selected to participate in this year's Itron Champions Program.

Every year, the Itron Champions Program provides two low-income Spokane schools with a visit from OTTO the Mascot, a school assembly and 250 Indians tickets to distribute to their students as a reward for good attendance, hard work and achievement in the classroom.

"We love bringing the Itron Champions Program to schools and getting kids excited about learning," said Indians Senior Vice President, Otto Klein. "This is a great opportunity for the Indians to support our local schools and students."

Grant Elementary will have their assembly on Friday, May 24th at 2:15 PM. while Holmes Elementary will have their assembly on Thursday, June 6th at 1:00 PM. All media are welcome to attend.

"Supporting young people is of great importance to Itron and that is why we are proud to support local students through the Itron Champions Program," said Diane Vanos, Manager, Itron Community Investment. "Encouraging hard work, good attendance and achievement in the classroom today will help shape the future leaders of tomorrow."

The Spokane Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. The Indians open the 2013 season on Friday, June 14th against the Everett AquaSox with Opening Night Fireworks & AAA Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Les Schwab Tires, KREM-2 TV, 93.7 The Mountain, and SportsRadio 1510 KGA. Ticket packages for the 2013 season are on sale now starting as low as $63. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886).

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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