Houston Super Bowl Committee promotes literacy

WHAT: The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee (HSBHC) will kick off their Early Literacy Legacy Initiative Tuesday, September 20 at the “Reading With The Pros” event in conjunction with the Wade Smith Foundation. The event is part of the “Read All the Wade” contest aimed at getting six schools, including Kashmere Gardens Elementary, to read 25,000 books. Each participating school will receive a donation of 1,000 books for their library. The Early Literacy Legacy Initiative is a pillar of HSBHC’s charitable giving program, Touchdown Houston.

VISUAL: Wade Smith, a retired Houston Texan football player, will team up with other professional athletes and celebrities to support childhood literacy through in-person classroom visits and book readings.

WHY: The initiative, which aims to get 5,100 local residents to donate time, money and books, is one of three legacy projects the HSBHC will deploy in the local community before Super Bowl LI.

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

*September is National Literacy Month

WHERE:

Kashmere Gardens Elementary School 

4901 Lockwood Dr.

Houston, Texas 77026

*Please park at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church (5201 Pardee Street) and check in at the school’s front office. Be prepared to show all attending media individuals’ identification cards. 

MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s charitable giving program, please click here. To learn more about the Wade Smith Foundation, please visit www.wadesmithfoundation.org.