Strikes, Spares, And Splits
EVENT DATE: Feb 26, 2015
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Mar 13, 2015
Last year, 48 teams from Penguin Random House, Macquarie, PIMCO, Tiffany & Co., Lenox Advisors, and other supporters helped raise over $50,000 to support our Reading Mentors programs. Join Friends of Read Ahead in 2015 as we look to exceed that fundraising goal!
Teams of four will fundraise in support of Read Ahead’s Reading Mentors Program. Each team will bowl for two hours (shoe rental included!) and will enjoy beer, snacks, and the chance to claim victory by taking home one of the night’s event trophies, including top team fundraiser, top individual fundraiser, and best team name.
Since 1991, Read Ahead (formerly known as Everybody Wins! New York) has been devoted to promoting children’s literacy in the New York metropolitan area, through our signature Reading Mentors program.
We match corporate and community volunteers with struggling readers in nearby elementary schools and facilitate lunchtime mentoring sessions every week during the school year. Read Ahead intervenes at a pivotal point in children’s schooling to improve their odds for a better and more literate life.
By taking part in our reading-based mentoring program, students who struggle with reading are able to increase their proficiency and improve their self-confidence, motivating them to read more for pleasure in school and at home. The Reading Mentors program does more than develop necessary reading skills. It enables children to create lives for themselves that are fulfilling, and often, inspiring.
Read Ahead is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; tax-exempt number 13-3636559.