Hartford Yard Goats and Eversource launch reading challenge

One lucky student will be selected to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

HARTFORD, Conn. — There’s a new student reading challenge for the 2022 Hartford Yard Goats season and K-8 students who read five books outside of school by August 10 will win two tickets to a Yard Goats game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford.

One lucky student will be selected to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

The reading challenge was launched by the Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, in partnership with Eversource.

Students can submit their five books and preferred play date via an online form at yardgoatsbaseball.com.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Eversource for the Yard Goats Reading Challenge for Connecticut students,” said Yard Goats President Tim Restall. “This program will be a fun way for students to set reading goals and be rewarded for their efforts with tickets to a Yard Goats game. We look forward to honoring all of these avid readers at a game. this summer.”

The Yard Goats encourages all principals, teachers and parents to share this program with students.

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The Yard Goats kicked off the reading challenge with a video story of “Just a Dream” by Chris Van Allsburg. The book is about a boy who doesn’t care about the environment until he has a terrible dream and it changes his perspective and encourages him to make positive changes to keep the planet healthy.

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The Yard Goats open the 2022 season on Friday, April 8 against New York Mets affiliate the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. To purchase tickets, visit yardgoatsbaseball.com.

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