The South Carolina Stingrays Hat Trick for Reading Program is designed to help stimulate interest in reading among Elementary and Middle School aged children in the many Public, Private, and Home School groups in the Lowcountry area. The purpose of this program is to show children the importance that reading plays in their lives. On behalf of the Stingrays, we hope that children enjoy coming to the games, but we are even more hopeful that they will better understand the value of reading because of this program!
Each student will be given a Stingrays bookmark and asked to read at least three books during a specified time period (generally four weeks). It will be up to the Teacher, Media Specialist or School Administration at each school to determine the appropriate reading materials. After students read their books, they will be required to submit to the teacher “proof” they read their book (i.e. essay, report, etc.). As books are read, the teacher verifies by initialing a designated space on each bookmark.
After the Hat Trick for Reading Program is completed, each school will provide the Stingrays with a number of students who “scored a hat trick”. The Stingrays will then provide the appropriate amount of ticket vouchers to the teacher for distribution to these students. Each student who “scores a Hat Trick” will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary Upper Level ticket! This ticket voucher will also allow the purchase of additional tickets for $8 dollars for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under!
All Sunday home games are Kid’s Days where all tickets are $5 with a pre-game carnival beginning! There will be games, prizes, face painting, jump castles and MORE inside!
Schools who participate in the program will have the opportunity to have a visit from some of the Stingrays players and/or Cool Ray! Also, there will be a contest between each participating district schools to reward the classroom that reads the most books during each time periods! The Stingrays will provide the winning classroom with a complimentary pizza party with the Cool Ray mascot and Stingrays players (pending availability).
For more information about how your school can benefit from the Stingrays Hat Trick for Reading Program, please contact Amanda Marchione, Community Relations Manager, at (843) 744-2248 ext. 1206 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.