Last week Calgary Flames centre Craig Conroy made a special visit to a local school to congratulate students on their success with the Reading… Give it a Shot! program. Conroy wanted to acknowledge the students' achievements, while also reinforcing the positive effects of reading.
“It is important to find something that you like to read and stick with it, because you will need those skills for your entire life,” Conroy told the students, who were elated to see one of their heroes in the flesh.
Conroy took time to answer questions, and signed autographs for fifth grade students at a school in Mackenzie Town on Thursday, June 4th.
Reading… Give it a Shot! is the Flames literacy program. Along with the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation, the program for students grades four through six rewards active readers with Flames bookmarks, as well as player visits to Calgary and area schools during the season. Running strong for 13 years, the program had over 12,000 students in the Calgary area participating last year.
The Calgary Flames would like to extend congratulations to all our young readers. Keep up the great work!
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