ST. JOHN’S, NL (June 20, 2019) – The Newfoundland Growlers, proud affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced a venture designed to encourage students to read during the summer months.
Buddy’s Book Club, presented by Equinor, is designed to engage and excite children to read during the summer vacation. Children are encouraged to read for just 20 minutes a day during the summer months. By reading as little as 20 minutes a day, each child will accumulate 20 hours of reading during the summer.
“Reading is such an important building block of a child’s education, it exercises the mind and lays the foundation for future success in life,” said Dean MacDonald, Chair of Deacon Sports and Entertainment. “That’s why we are so proud to partner with Equinor to bring Buddy’s Book Club back into our community.”
“This is an important initiative to support educating and inspiring youth to read, and we are pleased to work with the Growlers and Buddy to engage the young people of Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Unni Fjaer, Vice President, Equinor Canada. “Providing these opportunities to share and celebrate education with our young Heroes of Tomorrow is something Equinor is glad to support.”
The Newfoundland Growlers are committed to youth, health and wellness, as well as education through its community initiatives. This program will have students and their parents download a reading tracking sheet from the team’s website to follow their progress. These same students will be eligible for various prize packages through the Growlers.
As part of the unveiling of this program, Growlers Assistant Captain Adam Pardy and Buddy the Puffin visited St. Matthews School this morning to visit with the students and explain the program. They were joined by members of Equinor and the Growlers organization.
Participants can register here and will be eligible for numerous prizes, to be announced at a later date.
About Equinor in the Community
Equinor is a proud sponsor of the future and contributes to communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and worldwide by supporting youth development through the Heroes of Tomorrow program. The program is designed to inspire talented individuals to strive for future success in sport, culture and education.
Newfoundland Growlers 2019-20 season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.mileonecentre.com, in person at the Mile One Centre Box Office or by phone at 576-7657.