2021 COMMUNITY UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic & public health measures in place, the Blue Rocks’ community and school programs will not operate as usual in 2021. Please continue to monitor BlueRocks.com for all the latest updates & changes as we work towards the return of baseball!
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 sign up for Rocky's Reading Challenge each season, which means that approximately 30,000 students read their way to Blue Rocks tickets. Congratulations to all of participating schools and readers. The goal is to improve literacy and give away more tickets each season!
Rocky and the Blue Rocks begin accepting enrollment for the reading challenge program after the New Year each year. To apply your school for the program and reserve your start-up packet, download the form below!
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
Have Rocky Visit Your School!
Rocky will come read & act out his favorite stories with your students
2021 UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic & public health measures in place, the Rocky Bluewinkle will not be making any school visits in 2021. Please continue to monitor this page for all the latest updates & changes as we work out of the COVID-19 pandemic!
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]) between January 15 - February 15 of each year.