Winning Readers to 'Crush' Pitches

posted 5/26/16 -- Three students who read the most in the Million Minute Challenge will throw the first pitch for the Lake Erie Crushers' Head Start night May 31 at 7 p.m.

Head Start students who participated in a million minute reading challenge received two tickets each to a minor league baseball game at Crusher Stadium. The partnership was between Head Start and the Crushers to help promote literacy.

“The challenge was created to help encourage parents to read at home with their children," said Maria Vasquez, Family & Community Services Supervisor and Literacy Committee Chair.

The classrooms with the most minutes read won a pizza party and students received a book along with a few other small prizes. The winning classrooms are room 101 pm at the Hamilton Head Start center in Elyria with teachers Melanie Logan and Debbie Shorts (pictured) and family service worker, Kathryn Ramsey; at the Hopkins Locke center in Lorain room 13 am with teachers Pat Duesenberry and Andrea Messenger and family service worker, Elsa Quinones. Also, the Home Base program participated and home visitor, Kim Allgood’s students won the challenge.