Oct. 7, 2009
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will conduct its third annual “Jacket 2 Jacket” reading program from October 9 – November 9. 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.
“We are excited about hosting our annual `Jacket 2 Jacket’ reading program this fall,” director of women’s basketball operations Jillian Blanchard said. “The Program offers an opportunity for our team to reach out to local elementary and middle schools in our community and encourage reading and literacy. We are very proud of the success of this program over the past two years and look forward to watch it grow in the future.”
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. 13th game against Mississippi Valley State.
Current members of the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will visit the winning 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 31 schools participated in the “Jacket 2 Jacket” program and read 2,147,507 pages.
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team opens practice for the 2009-10 season on Friday, October 16.
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