On Wednesday, Oct. 12, a donation drive collecting children's books and cash donations will take place at Comerica Bank's Los Gatos Banking Center (444 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos 95030). From 2-3 p.m., fans who donate a book and/or make a monetary donation to Reading Is Cool presented by Comerica Bank will have the opportunity to meet San Jose Sharks defenseman Jason Demers
The event is limited to the first 200 donors, all of whom will receive one autograph as an appreciation for their generosity.
Donated books will be distributed to local public schools who earn S.J. Sharkie visits as part of the Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank program. Each month, S.J. Sharkie and the Sharks Foundation staff visit over 15 local classrooms to promote the importance of literacy and motivate students to continue reading in the classroom and at home.
About Reading Is Cool Presented By Comerica Bank:
Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank is a free and unique literacy program open to public K-6 grade classrooms in Santa Clara County and southern Alameda County (Fremont, Newark and Union City). It promotes the importance of reading while sharing the excitement and enjoyment of a good book. Through a multifaceted approach that includes exclusive experiences and incentives, students are encouraged to succeed as individual readers and as a classroom team. Over 900 classrooms and 22,000 students were enrolled in last year's program. www.SharksFoundation.org/readingAbout Comerica Bank:
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth & Institutional Management. As the official bank for the San Jose Sharks, Comerica Bank focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $55.0 billion at September 30, 2010