ONTARIO, CA – The Ontario Reign announced today that the Read To Reign program, created in 2016, will return to schools throughout the Inland Empire for its third season.
The Reign to Read initiative, presented by the Hope Reigns Foundation, is a reading-based incentive program that is offered to all students from kindergarten through sixth grade around the Inland Empire. By participating in the program and reading successfully throughout the school year, students can win Reign tickets and prizes.
During the 2017-18 season, more than 14,000 students participated in the program, which aimed to incentivize students to read outside of the classroom setting. The Reign to Read program also held a book drive during Opening Weekend, which collected more than 500 books to benefit the Ontario Public Library.
This season, the first 10,000 students to participate in the program will receive a free ticket to an Ontario Reign game this season and a Reign bookmark. Students can earn additional Reign prizes, presented by Baker's Drive Thru and Holiday Café, by reaching the following reading milestones:
5,000 Minutes – Reign Pencil
10,000 Minutes – Pencil + Reign Eraser
15,000 Minutes – Pencil, Eraser + Reign Ruler
Additionally, the top participating class throughout the Inland Empire will receive an Ice Cream Party with the Reign’s mascot, Kingston. Last season’s winning class was from Terrace View Elementary, which read a total of 203,170 minutes as a school.
The Read To Reign program runs from November 5, 2018 through January 14, 2019 and final results must be submitted to the Reign no later than February 15, 2019. For more information or to register for the program, visit ontarioreign.com/readtoreign or contact Kristen Berlo at [email protected]
The Ontario Reign begin the 2018-19 season, their fourth as members of the American Hockey League, in October. Don't miss all the exciting action as the Reign celebrate eleven years of hockey in the Inland Empire! For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans, call 909.941.7825 or visit OntarioReign.com.