from all 10 teams participating in the Avista NAIA World Series take
part in the "Score a Hit with Reading" program for sixth graders in
Lewiston, Clarkston, Asotin and Lapwai.
On Thursday, May 24, the players will visit area sixth grade
classrooms and read "The Boy Who Saved Baseball" by John Ritter to
encourage reading among the students. More than 750 copies of the
book were distributed to area sixth graders and their school
libraries. The players will spend approximately an hour in the
classrooms, reading and interacting with the students.
For the third consecutive year, in addition to the
teams reading with the students, area sixth graders will be asked to
write a short essay on what the book meant to them. Each school will
choose one winner, and then an independent panel will choose one
overall winner to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening
night of the 2012 Series.
The 2012 Avista NAIA World Series "Score a Hit with Reading"
program would like to thank the following sponsors for their
Spot On Yogurt.