ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced details for the 2020 Wild About Reading program, presented by St. Paul Eye Clinic. Wild About Reading is a program aimed to promote the importance of reading and increase student literacy by encouraging kids to read inside and outside of the classroom. Over the last two years, more than 20,000 students from over 600 classrooms in Minnesota registered for the Wild About Reading program.
The 2020 Wild About Reading program offers materials for educators in the State of Hockey by providing elementary school teachers in K-6 classrooms Wild About Reading Weekly Tips Posters, Reading Logs, and other fun materials. The weekly Wild About Reading Posters and Weekly Logs will challenge and encourage students to keep reading. Registered teachers will receive all the materials for the program by April 3, 2020. The content will also be available to download on wild.com.
Registration for Wild About Reading is open from Monday, Mar. 16 at 10 a.m. until Friday, Mar. 27 at 10 a.m. Minnesota based K-6 elementary school classroom teachers who register by the deadline will be eligible to win a classroom reading visit from a Minnesota Wild Celebrity or St. Paul Eye Clinic Doctor. For more information about the program and to register, visit wild.com/wildaboutreading.
The Minnesota Wild will host a Wild About Reading Book Drive, presented by St. Paul Eye Clinic, on Thursday, March 12 when it takes on the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center. Books and monetary donations from Wild fans will be accepted by volunteers and doctors from St. Paul Eye Clinic at each of the five main gates of Xcel Energy Center. Donations will benefit St. Paul Public Schools. Thursday's game, presented by Total Transportation, begins at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.