The Aeros will begin a “Reading for the Cycle” program this season to give elementary school students the chance to circle the bases like the pros at Canal Park in 2011.
Elementary schools are encouraged to contact the Aeros to sign up their school for the “Reading for the Cycle” program. The program encourages readers to finish four books and record their progress on an official Aeros “Reading for the Cycle” form. By finishing a book, children will advance one base, with the ultimate goal of reaching home plate.
After completing four books and crossing home plate, participants can turn in the bottom of their form and receive a free ticket to the Aeros home game on either Friday, April 8 (vs. Binghamton Mets – 7:05 p.m.) or Sunday, May 8 (vs. Trenton Thunder – 1:05 p.m.).
“The Akron Aeros encourage all elementary students to pick up a book and start their journey to home plate through the ‘Reading for the Cycle’ program," said Aeros executive vice president & CEO Jim Pfander. "We look forward to recognizing many bright young minds and accomplished readers at our games on April 8 and May 8.”
By attending the third annual This City Reads! Family Reading Festival on February 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library on South High Street in Akron, youngsters can receive the pre-release of the Akron Aeros 2011 “Reading for the Cycle” form.
The Aeros will officially release the “Reading for the Cycle” form February 9 at the eighth annual This City Reads! Day of Reading.
Aeros mascot Orbit, with members of the Aeros front office staff, will read to classes at area schools to help launch the program. The Aeros first school visit will be on February 9 at Kids-Play Child Care in Akron.