Oct. 13, 2008
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will conduct its second annual “Jacket 2 Jacket” reading program from October 15 – November 15. This program is an effort by the Yellow Jackets to encourage children to read on a regular basis and reiterates the importance of reading at all levels.
“The `Jacket 2 Jacket’ reading program means so much to both our players and our staff,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “We all want to give back to the Atlanta community which has given so much to each of us. Reading is the key to a successful future and we are excited to be a part of this initiative that fosters reading with the youth of our community.”
Elementary and middle school aged children in the Atlanta area will have one month to read as many pages as they can during the course of the competition. The Yellow Jackets will announce the winners in four categories (highest school total, highest classroom total, top three overall readers and highest overall reader from each grade) at the Dec. 5th game against Georgia.
Current members of the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will visit each participating school to speak about the importance of reading. The Yellow Jackets will also read to the students and lead a rally to excite the children about the program.
Last season, over 500 students participated in the “Jacket 2 Jacket” program and read more than 320,000 pages.
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team opens practice for the 2008-09 season on Friday, October 17.
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