03/19/2020 6:31 AM
Waldorf, MD – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced the beginning of their virtual Read-a-Thon presented by Educational Systems Federal Credit Union to promote reading given the current break in the school year due to COVID-19.
The Blue Crabs typically visit a few area schools every week for a reading assembly to promote their Pinch Onto Books Reading Program presented by Educational Systems Federal Credit Union. Through this program, every kid that reads at least four books gets a ticket to a Blue Crabs game. Typically, these bookmarks are handed out to every student in each school, but given the situation, beginning on 3/20 bookmarks can be downloaded on our website, www.somdbluecrabs.com, under “Tickets”, on the tab named “Reading Bookmark”.
Given the hiatus in the school year at the moment, the Blue Crabs in an effort to continue the spread of reading will read a book on Facebook Live every Tuesday and Thursday for the time being. One lucky family that tunes in will win a family four pack of tickets.
“During this unprecedented situation, we want to not only continue the spread of reading in our community, but also give Southern Marylanders a break from the chaos through our virtual Read-a-Thon,” said Blue Crabs General Manager, Courtney Knichel.
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs - The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs, set to kick off their 13th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) - With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a, player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.