The Ducks will hold their fourth annual Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Reading is the Goal Day this Thursday, Nov. 4 at Hermosa Drive Elementary School in Fullerton. Ducks players Todd Marchant and Troy Bodie will join mascot Wild Wing and Ducks staff members to encourage and inspire the 550-student campus to achieve their reading goals.
“The staff and students at Hermosa Drive have been great partners with the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program and we’re excited to bring Reading is the Goal Day to their school,” said Ducks Director of Fan Development Matt Savant. “It is our hope that this special day will help the students move toward their reading goals with renewed enthusiasm.”
Reading is the Goal Day at Hermosa Drive Elementary is themed around promoting literacy and education. Hermosa Drive has been an active participant of the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program for many years and was one of the top-scoring schools in the Reading is the Goal program last year. More than 20 Ducks staff members will read to and visit with individual classrooms throughout the morning and early afternoon beginning at 11 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., the afternoon will culminate with a school-wide assembly where Marchant and Bodie will read and conduct a question and answer session with the students. Hermosa Drive Elementary will also be awarded with a full set of street hockey equipment and five instruction days with Ducks street hockey instructors as part of the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey program.
Reading is the Goal, a division of the Ducks’ S.C.O.R.E. program, is a free program to all fourth-grade students in Southern California and is made possible by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community. The program rewards students for their time spent reading per day within a 30-day period. Its goals are to convey the importance of reading as the foundation to success and to begin cultivating a love for reading amongst the participants in the program.
The Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program was developed in 2005 with the ultimate goal of promoting healthy living and academic excellence to all students in Southern California. S.C.O.R.E. offers free educational standards-based programs and incentives for teachers and students. It also participates in the educational needs of its community by sending the team’s players, coaches and front office staff to schools. S.C.O.R.E. has reached more 120,000 local children since the 2005-06 hockey season.
For more information on the Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program, please visit www.ducksscore.com.