AMERKS READING POWER PLAY FEATURES A QUARTET OF VISITS THIS WEEKNews | 1/9/2012 12:23:37 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
The Rochester Americans’ Reading Power Play continues this week with a quartet of appearances, starting tonight when Greece native Derek Whitmore pays his hometown a visit at 6:30 p.m. at the Greece Public Library (2 Vince Tofany Blvd.). The Amerks will also be at the Hamlin Public Library (422 Clarkson Hamlin Townline Rd.) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in Parma (7 West Ave.) on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. program will cap the week off with a 4:00 p.m. visit to the Monroe Branch (809 Monroe Ave.) on Thursday.
This week, however, the Amerks will showcase their reading prowess, instead of their on-ice skills. The visiting players will be joined by The Moose, as they teach kids about hockey and the importance of reading. The program also rewards kids for reading and selects two grand prize winners that will win dinner, suite tickets and the opportunity to participate in the ceremonial puck drop prior to Rochester’s home game on Saturday, February 11 against the San Antonio Rampage later this season.
The “Reading Power Play” involves players stopping by local libraries, reading to kids and giving a hockey demonstration. Each appearance also features a raffle for Amerk memorabilia and an autograph session by the visiting player and The Moose.
The “Reading Power Play” runs from Tuesday, November 1 to Tuesday, January 31. A complete reading program schedule will be available at the Amerks Guest Services Booth in the upper atrium lobby on game nights and online at amerks.com. For more information on the reading program or to book player or Moose appearances, please contact the Amerks Public Relations department at (585) 454-5335.