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Modesto Nuts offer reading incentives
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Kids can receive prizes from local businesses for completing reading goals through a Modesto Nuts program. - photo by Journal file photo

The Modesto Nuts, Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, offers a free goal-oriented reading program to schools throughout the surrounding area.

This program presented by The Parks Group has motivated over 350,000 students to read since its start in 2002 and continues to do so today.

“Our reading program is a great way to encourage students to read on a week-by-week basis,” said Mike Gorrasi, Executive Vice President of HWS Baseball. “They get to share a love for reading with our mascots, and we get to share our love for baseball with them.”

The four-week program offers prizes from Save Mart Supermarkets, Taco Bell and Chuck E. Cheese to the students when they complete their goals set by their teacher each week. Students that complete the entire four-week program will receive a Modesto Nuts game ticket, hot dog and drink. In addition, all graduates will take part in a pre-game parade on the field with fellow classmates.

For more information, contact Natalie Winters, public relations coordinator, at 209-343-8715, or email