RiverDogs Partners with CCDS for Sixth Year of ‘Reading Around the Bases’ Program

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The RiverDogs of Charleston are partnering with the Charleston County School District for another year of their literacy initiative, “Read Around the Basics.”

Beginning January 25, grade two students at more than 20 SDCC schools will kick off a 10-week baseball-themed incentive program that encourages reading while having fun. Each student will receive a packet with a score card and must complete reading challenges to move around the bases. For example, 100 pages for a single, 200 pages for a double, etc.

The top 25 sophomores from each participating school will be honored in a select RiverDogs game during the upcoming season.

“The RiverDogs are proud to continue the exceptional relationship with the Charleston County School District that has existed since I joined the organization,” said RiverDogs President and CEO Dave Echols. “Literacy and education are vital to the development of young members of the Charleston community, and we are excited to continue to impact students in year six of this great program.”

Special guests from the RiverDogs will visit participating schools throughout the duration of the challenge to encourage and engage students as volunteer readers.

“We continue to be impressed and grateful for the efforts of the RiverDogs in this initiative and their continued support of our district,” said CCSD Director of Studies Karolyn Belcher. “Credit also goes to Christy James and our teacher-librarians. They do so much work behind the scenes to make this a memorable and enjoyable program for our students. »

Echols and Charlie T. RiverDog will kick off this year’s program with an event at Murray-LaSaine Montessori School on January 25 at 9 a.m.

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