SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — More than 550 enthusiastic readers from Pearce Primary School in San Antonio’s Southside ISD will take to the library shelves in defense of their U.S. Army
All-American Bowl: Score a Touchdown for Reading championship title at the program’s kick-off event today, September 15. In a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army, Sportslink and local LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) National Education Service Centers (LNESC), Director of LNESC, Orlando Blancas, secured school support for the reading initiative — recognizing that reading is one of the greatest predictors of successful educational careers.
“In an effort to create lifelong learners and leaders within the Hispanic community, LNESC strives to promote educational programs like the U.S. Army All-American Bowl’s Score a Touchdown for Reading that encourage children to improve their reading skills”, Orlando Blancas, LNESC Center Director.
Score a Touchdown for Reading is the signature educational program of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation’s premier high school football game showcasing the top 90 high school football players in the country in an East vs. West showdown. The game will be televised live on NBC from the Alamodome on January 3, 2009 at Noon.
Score a Touchdown for Reading works like this: just as a touchdown earns a football team six points, reading for six hours will earn a student a touchdown and a FREE ticket voucher to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The school that has the most touchdowns will be recognized in December with a pep rally at their school, complete with players from the 2009 U.S. Army
All-American Bowl squad.
All schools in the San Antonio metropolitan area are invited to participate in Score a Touchdown for Reading. To receive information about participation, educators can call 210.845.2539.