Indians Kick Off Annual Reading Challenge

Molina Healthcare proud to sponsor learning program

By Spokane Indians | April 25, 2019 3:05 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians are excited to announce the return of the Spokane Indians Reading Challenge presented by Molina Healthcare. The reading challenge will encourage and empower local students to learn through reading. The challenge started this week at Sheridan Elementary School.

"The Spokane Indians are always working on new ways to give to the community," said Indians Senior Vice President Otto Klein. "With the help of Molina Healthcare, we've been able to keep the Reading Challenge thriving for the 6th consecutive year."

Students at Sheridan Elementary will be given a reading log to keep track of their progress. Each student can earn a new prize as they read and make their way around the bases:

  • 180 Minutes (1st Base): An autographed OTTO or Doris baseball card
  • 360 Minutes (2nd Base): A special edition Spokane Indians bookmark
  • 540 Minutes (3rd Base): A free book courtesy of Molina Healthcare
  • 720 Minutes (Home Run!): Two tickets to a Spokane Indians game

The challenge will run for six weeks, ending on Friday, May 31st. If each student reads just 25 minutes for five days a week, they will hit a home run! The classroom with the most minutes read will win a pizza party with OTTO the Mascot!
"Molina Healthcare is excited to continue our partnership with the Spokane Indians and local elementary schools in a joint effort to encourage our youth to enjoy reading and learning," said Jorge Arturo Rivera, Community Engagement Director at Molina Healthcare of Washington. "Having a good education plays an important role in one's overall wellness, success and quality of life. We are happy to support our community's children as they grow into healthy adults."

About the Spokane Indians

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About Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare of Washington has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals for nearly 20 years. As of December 2018, the organization serves approximately 781,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare and the Health Benefit Exchange programs across the state of Washington. Additionally, Molina Healthcare operates a primary care clinic in Everett. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

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