Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital teams up with Fireflies to promote reading and literacy

Posted on 11/7/2016


Fireflies Reading Program provides reading incentives to community children.

                Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, as an advocate for children’s health and development, teams up with the Columbia Fireflies as the lead sponsor of the Fireflies’ Reading Program. The program helps promote reading and literacy by providing students incentives to read. This program closely aligns with Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital advocacy for literacy through other initiatives like Reach Out and Read.

Students sign up through their teachers or their school. They earn prizes as they achieve different milestones along their journey through the program. Once the students have successfully 'read around the bases' and hit a home run with the program, he or she will receive a ticket to a 2017 Fireflies game, a free meal at their game, a free pass to EdVenture and a special prize upon their arrival at Spirit Communications Park.

WHEN:                  Thursday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:                Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Medical Park Dr., atrium

About Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is South Carolina’s first children's hospital and has more than 150,000 children’s visits each year. It offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the unique health care needs of children and has central South Carolina's only Children’s Emergency Center. With more than 350 professionals who work exclusively with children, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital has a team of highly skilled and trained experts unmatched by any hospital in the Midlands. Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is the place to go for children's medical care, because the best care matters.

About Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. The Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team plays in the award-winning Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the Commons at Bull Street development. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League.


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