The Minnesota Wild has announced the winning classrooms from the 2010 Wild About Reading Cheer Contest. The Minnesota Wild has developed the Wild About Reading program in an effort to promote the importance of reading to students in grades Kindergarten through sixth. Last fall, Wild About Reading posters featuring Minnesota Wild Players and Wild Mascot Nordy, were distributed to classrooms across the state of Minnesota. In addition, K-6 classrooms were asked to create a cheer incorporating their love for reading, school, hockey and the Minnesota Wild.
Twelve Wild About Reading cheers were chosen by committee as finalists and were available on Wild.com for public voting from January 18th through January 29th, 2010.
- The two classrooms with the highest number of votes were: Redwood Valley Middle School (Redwood Falls) and Parkview/Centerpoint Elementary (White Bear Lake). These classrooms have won the HAT TRICK Prize: An opportunity to watch a Wild practice and have a Wild player read to their group at Xcel Energy Center (winning group must provide own transportation) OR A pack of school supplies valued at $500.
- Τhe 10 finalists in the contest were, Cambridge Primary School (Cambridge), Liberty Ridge Elementary (Woodbury), Edgerton Elementary (Maplewood), Eveleth-Gilbert Franklin (Eveleth), Community Christian School (Willmar), Hutchinson Middle School (Hutchinson), Princeton South Elementary (Princeton), and three classrooms from St. Michael Elementary (St. Michael) and have all won the GOAL LINE Prize: A Wild player’s “better half” or a Wild staff member will travel to your school and read to the winning classroom.
The Wild About Reading Program was launched in 2004 to help increase student literacy by providing incentives to read outside the classroom. Since its inception, more than 30,853 students from 744 schools throughout the state of Minnesota have participated in the Wild About Reading program. For more information on the Wild About Reading program please contact Minnesota Wild Community Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.