The Penguins are pleased to present the 10th season of the ROBO’S READERS PROGRAM. The program was established in honor of Darcy Robinson, a Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins player who passed away in 2007. “Robo” appreciated the joys of reading more than most, due to the fact that he dealt with dyslexia during his school days.
The purpose of the Robo’s Readers Program is to encourage local elementary school students to enrich their lives through the joy of reading. Formerly known as the All-Star Reading Program, this venture was renamed in honor of former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins player Darcy Robinson, who passed away in October of 2007. ‘Robo’ knew the joy that books can bring more than most, as he battled dyslexia from a young age and thoroughly appreciated the wonders of the written word.
Here’s how the program works: the Penguins will provide special Robo’s Readers posters to local classrooms (grades K through 6), which encourage students to read as many books as possible and serve as tracking devices to show their progress. The Penguins will then reward each student who reads 10 books with one free ticket voucher for an upcoming Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins home game (parents will also have a chance to purchase tickets at a discounted rate).
Last year’s program saw a total of more than 50,000 books read, and we hope to build on that impressive total this season.
The puck is set to drop on the program on October 3rd, and I look forward to talking to you about Robo’s Readers in the very near future. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Brian Troiano by phone at (570) 208-5428, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.