Rally Starts Local Reading Program
January 7, 2006
Stick with Reading Program with Spokesman Marty Turco.
Stars' goaltender Marty Turco currently serves as spokesman for the program, which encourages students to develop the healthy habit of reading in their leisure time. Students will record their reading minutes over the eight-week period and are eligible to receive incentive prizes and be named to the All-Star Reader Team. Medical Center of Arlington Stick With Reading is completely free and open to all Metroplex classrooms, private or public, in grades K-8.
The program kicked off this year on Thursday, January 5th at Santa Clara Catholic Academy in Dallas at the Stick with Reading Rally. The rally included the entire student body at the pre-K-8th grade school and was emceed by Celena Rae.
The Stick With Reading program has reached over 100,000 kids since its inception in 1998, and each year we receive more and more positive feedback about the impact this program is having in the lives of Metroplex kids.
Students who were previously never inclined to read outside of the classroom suddenly discover the excitement and enrichment offered by reading in their leisure time. They are encouraged to hear their sports heroes say how "cool" reading is and how much of a benefit it has been in their own careers.