Boise, ID (12/23/14) – CenturyLink, the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Steelheads are teaming up with several local libraries to reward Treasure Valley children for reading over the winter with the CenturyLink/Idaho Statesman Hat Trick Reading program.
The program is simple. First of all, children from the ages of 5 to 13 are eligible to enroll at the following libraries – Boise Public Libraries, Ada Community Libraries, Meridian Libraries, Kuna Public Libraries, Caldwell Libraries or Nampa Public Libraries.
Over 2,000 children from across the valley took part in the program last year.
Once children have enrolled, they’ll receive a book mark that lays out three “goals” for the children that center around reading. The first goal is simply signing up for the program. The second goal is reading with a family member for 20 minutes per day for seven days. And the third goal involves writing a brief essay or drawing a picture about the Steelheads hockey team.
If the three goals are completed, the child will have earned vouchers for two tickets to a Steelheads game, a Steelheads cap, and an invitation to the CenturyLink Arena “Free Skate” on Sunday, February 8, from 1 - 4 PM.
Group outings at a Steelheads game are a great way to gather friends, colleagues, or co-workers for a fun night out in downtown Boise. Ticket prices are discounted and you can get a Pepsi, Double-R Ranch Hot Dog, and bag of chips with each ticket. Contact the Steelheads front office at 208.383.0080 or log on to www.idahosteelheads.com for more information.