This summer, the Atlanta Braves are again partnering with Georgia Public Library Service for the 2014 Atlanta Braves Summer Reading Program, "Home Run Readers," presented by Subway restaurants.
Home Run Readers rewards students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Georgia with a free Braves ticket and a free Subway "Fresh Fit For Kids Meal" for reading books and completing an online activity. Discounted Braves tickets for accompanying family members and friends will be available for each game for as low as $12 each.
All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman is serving as the Braves' ambassador for the program's second year. Program-related events are planned at libraries and at Turner Field throughout the summer.
Reward tickets can be redeemed up to one week in advance for any of the five following games:
• Tuesday, June 3, versus the Seattle Mariners;
• Tuesday, July 22, versus the Miami Marlins;
• Sunday, Aug. 17, versus the Oakland Athletics;
• Tuesday, Sept. 2, versus the Philadelphia Phillies; and
• Tuesday, Sept. 23, versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"We are so excited to continue this partnership between the Braves and Georgia's public libraries," said Julie Walker, Georgia's deputy state librarian. "Reading incentives such as this are a great way to help young people develop a love for reading while providing fun for the entire family. Home Run Readers and its related events will be excellent examples of our three organizations' joint commitment to communities across the state."
Home Run Readers is open to all Georgia students in grades K-12. The sign-up period runs through Aug. 24.
Program rules, a list of suggested titles, registration information and redemption forms are available online at www.braves.com/reading.