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Reading to Kids News
March 21, 2019
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Click here to submit your RSVP for our Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments clubs on April 13th. You can also help recruit by joining our April 13th Facebook event.

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SUPPORT AND CHEER ON OUR
RUNNERS THIS WEEKEND!

Team Reading to Kids 2019 Skechers Performance LA Marathon

Team Reading to Kids has just a few more days to reach their $20,000 fundraising goal!

Please donate a buck a mile today as they prepare for the LA BIG 5K this Saturday and LA Marathon this Sunday!

So far, our runners have raised $16,068 in support of our monthly reading clubs. Your donation will make all their months and miles of training pay off in books for the kids we serve!

Team Reading to Kids 2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon runners

CHEER ON OUR BIG 5K RUNNERS
THIS SATURDAY AT 7:30AM!

Come cheer on the LA BIG 5K Running for Reading to Kids Team this Saturday as they run near Dodger Stadium!

We will be there starting at 7:00 am, and you should arrange to arrive before 7:30 am to avoid the crowds and provide time to walk from your car to the beginning of the race route. Look for the runners in the bright lime green shirts.

2019 runner's shirts

Parking for the LA BIG 5K is free, and you can meet our Big 5K runners at 7:45 am at this location in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium (click the below image to see a larger version). The race will probably end by 9am.

Where to cheer our Big 5K runners

Getting to the LA BIG 5K race: Click this link or scroll down to just above our signature for detailed driving and parking directions.

Please email us at marathon@readingtokids.org if you can cheer them on this Saturday - or simply show up!

HAND OUT WATER DURING THE
MARATHON THIS SUNDAY!

Help represent Reading to Kids during the marathon this Sunday by handing out water to the runners! You get a free LA Marathon t-shirt, too.

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 5 at Glendale Blvd., between Bellevue and Kent St. in Echo Park, on Sunday, March 24th from 5am - 11am.

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids and our shift location should be listed in green. Click the box to the green J05 Water Station Mile 5 shift, scroll down and complete the form, and sign up to volunteer!

You can also cheer on our marathon runners this Sunday at our course support booth located at San Vicente Blvd. and 17th St. from 8:30am - 1:30pm.

Reading to Kids LA Marathon cheer booth
Course Support Booth
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SAVE THE DATE: JOIN LAMB CHOP AT OUR
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & COMEDY NIGHT ON MAY 11TH

Reading to Kids turns 20 years old at our May 11th reading clubs!

That evening we'll party like it's 1999 again at the beautiful Historic Woman's Club at 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Please mark your calendars for a hilarious evening hosted by internationally-known Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop! See the puppet you grew up watching as she helps us celebrate with some of her naughtier "After Dark" material!

Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop

Joining Lamb Chop will be a handful of hilarious comedians. We'll also have a silent auction, a DJ, and a video presentation. You won't want to miss out on this event, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates!
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HELP FIND SPONSORS, SILENT AUCTION ITEMS,
& COMEDIANS

We need your help finding sponsors and gathering more items for our silent auction that night!

To help you get started, here is an explanation of our sponsorship opportunities.

For silent auction items, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates, amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and autographed items! Anything unique is great, too!

If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, or can reach out to businesses to sponsor the event, then please help by asking for a donation to our anniversary.

MORE COMEDIANS WANTED

If you personally know or have a solid connection to a well-known, headliner comedian who would be interested and available in performing that night, please email us at info@readingtokids.org.

For details on any of our events, check out our handy calendar on our website!

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Getting to the LA BIG 5K race this Saturday

From the 5 Freeway South from Glendale or the San Fernando Valley: Take the 5 freeway south. Do not exit on Stadium Way (that entrance to Dodger Stadium is closed due to the race). Continue to the exit to merge onto Arroyo Second Parkway 110 South towards Los Angeles. Keep right to merge onto 110 South Parkway toward Los Angeles. Take exit 24D onto Stadium Way towards Dodger Stadium. Keep left toward Dodger Stadium. Continue onto Stadium Way (not the same Stadium Way from the 5 Freeway that will be closed that morning.) Proceed straight into the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Follow the directions from the parking attendants to the free parking.

From the 110 Freeway South from Pasadena: Take 110 South towards Downtown Los Angeles. Take exit 24D onto Stadium Way towards Dodger Stadium. Keep left toward Dodger Stadium. Continue onto Stadium Way (not the same Stadium Way from the 5 Freeway that will be closed that morning.) Proceed straight into the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Follow the directions from the parking attendants to the free parking.

From the 110 Freeway North from Downtown Los Angeles: Take 110 North toward Pasadena. Take exit 24B onto Hill Street toward Dodger Stadium. Keep left toward Dodger Stadium. Continue onto Stadium Way (not the same Stadium Way from the 5 Freeway that will be closed that morning.) Proceed straight into the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Follow the directions from the parking attendants to the free parking.

From the 101 Freeway: Take the 110 Freeway North. Take 110 North toward Pasadena. Take exit 24B onto Hill Street toward Dodger Stadium. Keep left toward Dodger Stadium. Continue onto Stadium Way (not the same Stadium Way from the 5 Freeway that will be closed that morning.) Proceed straight into the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Follow the directions from the parking attendants to the free parking.

From Sunset Blvd. from Hollywood: Turn left onto Vin Scully Ave. (which is labeled the former Elysian Park on the map). Proceed straight into the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Follow the directions from the parking attendants to the free parking.

Please email us at marathon@readingtokids.org if you can cheer them on this Saturday morning - or simply show up!

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Thanks, and we hope to see you this weekend!

Sincerely,

Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, & Michele Brito
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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APRIL 2019
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 23 23
Esperanza 23 44
Gratts 34 41
Los Angeles 38 52
MacArthur Park 22 40
Magnolia 15 49
Politi 12 35
White 20 33
TOTAL 187 317
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