This summer the Tampa Bay Rays are promoting summer reading by giving away free baseball tickets to home games. Children round the bases on their paper reading score cards and are eligible for a free baseball ticket once they reach home plate. To get to first base children must read for 3 hours, to get to second base students must read another 5 hours, reading 7 more hours gets students the third base, a final 9 hours of reading get students to home plate. So for a total 24 hours of reading, students finish their reading card and can get their free baseball ticket. They are also eligible to purchase up two upper deck seats at a $2 discount.

Eligible Tampa bay Rays’ games:

Sunday, August 2 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals

Friday, August 14, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Orioles

Sunday, August 16, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Orioles

Friday, August 21, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

Friday, September 4, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers

Friday, September 18, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Orioles

Be sure to pick up a card at your local Tampa Bay public library (Hillsborough Public Library Cooperative, Manatee County Library System, Pasco County Library Cooperative and Pinellas Public Library Cooperative) and start reading.