San Diego students encouraged to submit book reviews to win SD Loyal tickets
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 23, 2023) – San Diego Loyal SC announced today that it has teamed up with local nonprofit Traveling Stories to launch Loyal Readers, a new program designed to inspire youth in San Diego to read more often.
Students in Kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to become Loyal Readers by submitting book reviews online. Each month, between March and October, one book review will be selected and its author will win a 4-pack of tickets to any SD Loyal home match during the 2023 regular season.
“Reading has the power to change your life and can even make you a better athlete,” said SD Loyal Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Landon Donovan. “Our club is proud to partner with Traveling Stories and we can’t wait to see what youth in San Diego are reading.”
Traveling Stories is a San Diego-based nonprofit that helps children build confidence and strong reading skills through personalized reading support and mentorship. Since it was founded in 2010, Traveling Stories has helped over 7,000 children across San Diego County.
“Making reading fun is our top priority,” said Traveling Stories founder and CEO Emily Moberly. “We’re excited to partner with SD Loyal because it frames reading in a new way and shows that you can be interested in both athletics and books. For youth who don’t yet enjoy reading, we hope the Loyal Readers program makes it a bit more enticing.”
Students who would like to submit a book review may do so online through the Traveling Stories website at travelingstories.org/loyal. The website also has free, printable flyers that can be used to encourage more students to participate.
For more information about the Loyal Readers program or to submit a book review, visit travelingstories.org/loyal. To download the Loyal Readers Promotional Flyer for parents and educators, click here.