Next week three Chicago Wolves players, Andrew Kozek, Jamie Hunt and Jaime Sifers, will make appearances at three Chicago area libraries as part of the program "Read to Succeed." They will discuss with kids the importance of reading for recreation, and explain what local libraries have to offer. They will also explain the benefits of reading outside of the classroom and share how reading and education are a big part of their lives as athletes.
Prizes such as Wolves hats, mini hockey sticks and tickets to upcoming Wolves games will be offered as a reward for setting and achieving reading goals. One child will have the opporutnity to dress in hockey euquipment and the players will sign autographs.
The appearances are scheduled for Tues., Dec., 7. Andrew Kozek will be at the Berkeley Public Library, 1637 Taft Ave., at 6:30 p.m.; Jamie Hunt will be at the Huntley Public Library, 11000 Ruth Rd., at 6:30 p.m.; and Jaime Sifers will be at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, at 7 p.m.
It is estimated that close to 100 libraries and 30,000 children will participate in the "Read to Succeed" program this season. More than 550,000 children have participated in the program since it was founded in 1995.
More information is available on the Wolves website.