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ADVISORY/Mariner Ed Sprague Hits Home the Importance of Reading to Kids


  • WHO /WHAT: The Mariners are having a great summer and so are ten Puget Sound area youths who are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to attend a book reading by Seattle Mariner Ed Sprague. The kids' names were recently selected from hundreds of entries for the Washington Mutual Home Run Reader's contest. Tomorrow afternoon, the young readers will join Ed Sprague as he reads the classic children's book, "Babe and I." As a momento of this special day, the kids will receive a T-shirt and an autographed book.

  • WHEN: Thursday, July 26th Noon to 1:00 p.m.

  • WHERE: Washington Mutual 520 NE Northgate Way Seattle 206/461-3175

  • WHY: Reading is one of the top summer-time homework assignments encouraged by educators. Reading helps keep kids fluent in their vocabulary and aids in maintaining their academic proficiency for the coming school year.

  • HOW: The Washington Mutual Home Readers Club is free and entry forms are available at local Washington Mutual financial centers. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Washington Mutual Home Run Readers promotion is part of a spring- and summer-long community relations program offered under the umbrella theme: Washington Mutual Grand Slam Summer. In addition to the Washington Mutual Home Run Readers, other major-league components include the WaMu Kids Inning where kids are made honorary members of the ballpark crew, and a Back-to-School Rally on Aug. 22.


CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, 206/377-3635