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April 8, 2010

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Thanks to everyone who have signed up for the April Reading Clubs. We currently don't have any more volunteer spots open, but we often have cancellations the Friday before the reading clubs, so please check back on our website for openings due to cancellations before our 3:00 p.m. signup deadline. If you have signed up for the April Reading Clubs but your plans have changed, please click here to cancel so that someone else may take your place.

Please read on to learn about some of our other upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!



The Reading to Kids Charity Golf Tournament will be a fun day of golf and networking. The format is a scramble tournament, making it easy to play for any level of golfer. The tournament will include fun prizes for top foursomes, holes-in-one, a closest-to-the-pin competition, a long-drive contest, and a raffle.

The tournament began as a competition among business schools called the MBA Masters Golf Classic, and it has expanded to become a charity fundraiser for Reading to Kids. Everyone is welcome to put together teams to participate. Or, register as a single, and we'll partner you up!

Not a golfer? Join us for the 19th Hole post tournament reception for dinner, raffle, and comedy.

10:30 a.m. -
Registration opens
12:30 p.m. - Shotgun start
5:30 p.m. - 19th Hole post tournament reception and dinner

$185 for tournament (includes greens fees, cart, drinks on the course, and dinner).

$35 for 19th Hole reception/dinner only.

CLICK HERE to register today!
Early Bird Special Extended: Register by April 12, 2010 and get 1 free mulligan! (Value = $20)

Babe Zaharias Course at Industry Hills Golf Club
One Industry Hills Pkwy Industry Hills, CA 91744

Sponsorship & In Kind Donations
Proceeds for the tournament support Reading to Kids. To support these efforts, please consider sponsoring. Contact (310) 479-7455 or info@readingtokids.org


APRIL 24th & 25th

Reading to Kids will be joining thousands of community members, hundreds of organizations, and scores of authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

We need people at our Festival of Books booth to help recruit volunteers and answer questions about Reading to Kids! Click here to see available shifts. Contact Rachel.Zwass @readingtokids.org to sign up. If you have volunteered at our booth in the past and are interested in becoming a shift leader, please let us know!

The Festival of Books is America's largest book festival and takes place once a year on the UCLA campus. The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reading to Kids will be at Booth 137 in Zone A.

Click here to see the panel schedule in case you want to schedule your shifts around particular speakers.



The Second Annual Crosswords LA Tournament is almost here! On Saturday, May 1st, puzzlers of all skill levels will be competing for prizes and pride - all to benefit Reading to Kids!

We're looking for volunteers to help with scoring and collecting puzzles. If you're interested in volunteering, click here to see the shift schedule for volunteers and learn more about these important positions. Then contact Joby at Joby.Mahto @ readingtokids.org to sign up.

Would you like to compete? Click here to check out the Crosswords LA website for more information and to register. You can also check out the event on Facebook.



Do you have time to volunteer during the week? Alta Loma Elementary is looking for volunteers to read with primary students (grades Kindergarten through 2nd) during the school day on a consistent basis. The schedule is flexible, but they are looking for volunteers who would be able to make a commitment of spending time with the kids regularly for at least several weeks.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Alta Loma, please contact Rachel at Rachel.Zwass @ readingtokids.org for more information and to get involved.


Thanks, and we hope to see you at one of these great opportunities soon!


Joby Mahto and Rachel Zwass
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 58 58
Esperanza 76 76
Gratts 58 58
Hoover 65 65
Los Angeles 84 84
Magnolia 86 86
Politi 58 58
White 47 47
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