05/13/2018 3:18 PM -
Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with the SWEET READS to host a Book Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, May 18th before a home game against the Long Island Ducks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., with gates opening up at 6:05 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 24th 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 are now on sale for the 2018 Season presented by Ford beginning at home on Friday, April 27th. For more information, please 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 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 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.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.