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).
For more info on how your school or classroom can participate, please contact Colby Gaugler via email at [email protected] with any questions.