Join the Trail Blazers Read BIG Summer Reading Program

Local Libraries Team Up With Trail Blazers for Summer Reading Program

The Portland Trail Blazers are partnering with KinderCare Education and CenturyLink for the READ BIG Summer Reading Program. Children of all ages can visit a local library to enroll in the program or go online to download forms. The summer program has officially begun and all forms are available now. 

READ BIG encourages kids to read more by keeping a detailed summer reading log, which they can acquire at most Portland-area libraries. Once youth finish logging their reading, libraries offer rewards and prizes, including a free ticket form to redeem for a 2016-17 Trail Blazers home game. This summer’s READ BIG program will conclude on August 31st.

KinderCare Education and CenturyLink are longtime supporters of the READ BIG program and we are excited to be partnering with them once again this year. For more information and to download a Reading Log and a READ BIG Official Poster, visit www.nba.com/blazers/readbig. Please note that Multnomah County libraries will not hand out the forms. Families will be directed to the website to download the forms. Free ticket forms can be returned to your local library starting in September.

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About the Portland Trail BlazersMembers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team's rich heritage includes 32 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington where they live, learn and play. Portland is the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, the Moda Center, earned LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 after becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit www.trailblazers.com. 

About KinderCare Education®At KinderCare Education, we believe that education creates brighter futures. We are passionate about creating a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 170,000 children every day. Our devoted family of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools™, Knowledge Beginnings® and the Grove Schools®. To learn more, visit us online at www.kindercare.com.

About CenturyLinkCenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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