One of the Chicago Wolves most successful community endeavors is the READ TO SUCCEED program, presented by Butternut Bread and J.U.L.I.E. Inc., which has involved more than 500,000 children and 105 libraries in the Chicago area. The goal of this program is for kids to spend more time in libraries so they see the valuable resources they have to offer, and understand the benefits of reading as a recreational tool.
Through this program, the Wolves provide incentives for kids who reach their reading goals. In addition, Wolves players visit the libraries throughout the season. The players speak about the important role that education plays in their lives as professional athletes.
Click here to download this season's Read To Succeed support materials. (PDF)
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON READ TO SUCCEED APPEARANCES, CALL 1-800-THE-WOLVES
- Out-of-school reading habits of students have shown that even 15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year.
- Thirty-seven percent of American fourth-graders read below the “Basic” level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test.
Goaltender Matt Climie
01Do you prefer to read actual books or read a Kindle/iPad?
02What was your favorite book as a kid?
Anything by Dr. Suess.
03If a book was written about your life, what would the title be?
A Crazy Ride
04What book are you currently reading?
Sacred Hoops – spiritual lessons of a hard wood warrior
05What book would you recommend to others to read? Why?
The Complete Idiots Guide to Zen Living. Everyone needs a little Zen in their lives
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