|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
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
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.
||Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, 206/377-3635