‘Read-A-Palooza’ hosted by Read Aloud on June 6

May 22, 2019

CHARLESTON — Read Aloud West Virginia’s annual fundraiser, Read-A-Palooza, is back this year with a special guest, WVU football coach Neal Brown. The Read-A-Palooza 2019 theme is “Join Team Read.” They are exploring how to create a culture that values reading in the same manner sports is valued.

Read-A-Palooza is scheduled to be held at the University of Charleston from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6. Coach Brown will give his remarks at 5:15. There will be appetizers, beer and wine, and a silent auction to augment the lively conversation and good company that’s a staple of the event. Tickets are $40 prior to June 6 or $50 at the door.

Read Aloud West Virginia is a 501(c) (3) literacy nonprofit dedicated to motivating children to want to read. Read Aloud has already created a Volunteer Reader program, which has placed over 1,600 volunteer readers in over 2,200 classrooms across the state to model the joy of reading for students.

Proceeds from Read-A-Palooza will go towards helping to fund Volunteer Reader program and other programs designed to keep reading material in the hands and on the minds of West Virginia’s children.

This year’s Read-A-Palooza is made possible in part by the signature sponsor, Brickstreet Insurance. To find out more about how to purchase tickets or sponsorships, please visit readaloudwv.org or call the state Read Aloud office at 304-345-5212.

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