This summer, the Atlanta Braves are partnering with Georgia Public Library Service to build a love for reading with the 2013 Atlanta Braves Summer Reading Program, "Home Run Readers."
Home Run Readers rewards students in grades K-12 throughout Georgia by providing one free Braves ticket for each participant who reads at least one book about sports or good sportsmanship.
Discounted tickets for accompanying family members and friends will be available for $7 each.
All-Star pitcher Tim Hudson and All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla will serve as Atlanta Braves ambassadors for the Home Run Readers program.
"We know that reading and literacy will provide a platform for success and the keen knowledge to make wise decisions not only in school, but throughout their entire lives," said Executive Vice President of the Atlanta Braves, Derek Schiller. "The Atlanta Braves are proud to provide a reward for the hardworking kids in the state of Georgia."
Reward tickets can be redeemed for any of the following games:
• Monday, July 29, vs. Colorado Rockies
• Thursday, August 1, vs. Colorado Rockies
• Sunday, August 11, vs. Miami Marlins
"We are extremely pleased and excited about this partnership and to be able to offer these wonderful reading incentives to young people and families across the state," said Dr. Lamar Veatch, Georgia's state librarian.
Home Run Readers is open to all Georgia students in grades K-12 and runs through August 11. Kids are encouraged to come to the Youth Services department of the Nancy Guinn Library to check out their books about sports or sportsmanship and learn more about the opportunity to win a free ticket to an Atlanta Braves game.
The library is located at 864 Green Street. Contact the library at 770-388-5040 or go to http://www.conyersrockdalelibrary.org/ for more information.