--The Spokane Indians announced today that Madison Elementary and Logan 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 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."
Logan Elementary will have their assembly on Thursday, June 7th at 1:00 p.m. while Madison Elementary will have their assembly on Monday, June 11th at 2:15 p.m.
"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, Community Investment. "Encouraging hard work, good attendance and achievement in the classroom today will help shape the future leaders of tomorrow."
All media members are invited to attend the assemblies.
The Spokane Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. The Indians open the 2012 season on Friday, June 15th against the Vancouver Canadians with Opening Night Fireworks & AAA Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Les Schwab Tires, KREM-2 TV, 93.7 The Mountain, and SportsRadio 1510 KGA. Single game tickets for the 2012 season are now available for purchase at the Indians Ticket Office or at spokaneindians.com. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886).