JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Chiefs announced that the â€œScore With Booksâ€ program which will partner the Chiefs with local schools to encourage students to improve their reading skills is underway.
The Chiefs are the ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
â€œReading is the most important skill that kids learn in school,â€ said Chiefs president Jim Weber. â€œBuilding reading skills at an early age prepares children for success in the future.â€
Classes of students in kindergarten through the sixth grade will compete against each other to read as many books as possible through Feb. 15, 2007. Each class will receive a poster that will allow them to track their individual progress and every student that participates receives a certificate and a Chiefs bookmark.
The class in each grade level that reads the most books will receive tickets to a Chiefs game while the student in each grade level that reads the most books will be given tickets to a Chiefs game and invited to participate in a ceremonial face off.