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Spokane Indians Kick Off Reading Challenge

Molina Healthcare proud to sponsor learning program
April 13, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash - The Spokane Indians are excited to announce the Spokane Indians Reading Challenge, presented by Molina Healthcare. The reading challenge will encourage and empower local children to learn through reading. The challenge started today at Sheridan Elementary!

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"The Spokane Indians are always working on new ways to give back to the community," said Otto Klein, the Indians Senior Vice President. "With the help of Molina Healthcare, we were able to bring the Reading Challenge to life."

Each child at Sheridan Elementary will be given a reading log to keep track of their progress. For every 150 minutes read, each child can earn a new prize as they make their way around the bases:

  • 150 Minutes (1st Base): An autographed OTTO or Doris baseball card
  • 300 Minutes (2nd Base): A free book courtesy of Molina Healthcare
  • 450 Minutes (3rd Base): Special edition Spokane Indians bookmark
  • 600 Minutes (Home Run): Two tickets to a Spokane Indians game

The challenge will run for six weeks, ending on Friday, May 29th. If each child reads just 20 minutes five days a week, they will hit a home run! The classroom with the most minutes logged will win a pizza party with OTTO the Mascot!

"It's important for kids to begin living a healthy lifestyle at a young age," said Erica Newton, Community Engagement Coordinator for Molina Healthcare. "Molina Healthcare promotes the exercise of both the body and mind that will ultimately lead to a healthy lifestyle."

About the Indians

The Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Ticket Packages and Group Areas for the 2015 Spokane Indians season are now available! Click here to view the 2015 schedule. For more information, please visit or call (509) 343-6886 (OTTO). Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE!