Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with the SWEET READS to host a Book Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, May 7th before a home game against the York Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m., with gates opening up at 12:00 p.m.
Fans can bring new or gently used books to TD Bank Ballpark for donation to benefit SWEET READS. Any fan that donates a book will receive a free ticket voucher to a future Patriots home game. SWEET READS will have a set-up both inside and outside of the ballpark to collect donations.
SWEET READS has also teamed up for a fundraising night with the Patriots on Sunday, June 25th where the previously donated books will be distributed.
SWEET READS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that’s mission is to support childhood literacy by providing ownership of age-appropriate books. They encourage an early love of reading as a vehicle for success and aim to stimulate children’s creative minds by helping to build their personal book collections.
"SWEET READS is thrilled to partner with the Somerset Patriots to give the gift of reading to children and hopefully inspire an early love of reading,” said SWEET READS director Tamiko Hubbard. “We admire the Patriots' commitment to the community and are proud to have them as an ally in emphasizing the importance of reading and education and helping children discover that reading is fun! Through our book distribution, we will provide access to age-appropriate books to children who otherwise may not have such and we will hope to generate the happiness that book ownership brings!"
Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary and the Atlantic League All-Star Game at TD Bank Ballpark, are on sale now. For more information, stop by TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.