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Rocky's Reading Challenge

The Blue Rocks & the Delaware State Education Association continue to partner on the immensely successful Rocky's Reading Challenge. This program is designed to show kids that reading can be both fun and rewarding while using our brand to increase literacy in our community!

Students are encouraged to read ten (10) books, and if they do so, they receive two (2) free tickets to a Blue Rocks game!

Nearly 200 area schools in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland & New Jersey signed up for Rocky's Reading Challenge last season, which means that approximately 30,000 students read their way to Blue Rocks tickets. Congratulations to all of our participating schools and readers. Rocky was very impressed and hopes to have an even bigger turnout in 2020!

Rocky and the Blue Rocks will begin accepting enrollment for the 2020 Rocky's Reading Challenge Program in January 2020. To apply your school for the program and reserve your start-up packet, download the form below!

Register For Rocky's Reading Challenge

Register Your School!
We'll send a start-up packet to get your students started

Rocky's Reading Challenge start-up packets will be mailed to schools in early February

School Visits

Have Rocky Visit Your School!
Rocky will come read & act out his favorite stories with your students

A limited number of Rocky Bluewinkle School appearances will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis once registration for Rocky's Reading Challenge begins in mid January. Rocky Bluewinkle & a Blue Rocks staff member visit schools in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland & New Jersey and have students help read & act out two of Rocky's favorite stories.
Visits are intended for kindergarten through third grade students & we ask that schools commit to having 125 students (who are participating in Rocky's Reading Challenge) presents for the assembly. Assemblies are booked on select dates in February & March and generally last 30-40 minutes.
Due to the number of requests received every year & the limited amount of available dates & times for Rocky, we cannot accommodate all schools that request an appearance. To request a school appearance, please contact Kevin Linton by email ([email protected]) after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.