On May 28, the Sacramento Kings
presented checks totaling $100,000 to four local groups to promote literacy.
Sacramento Public Library, United Way's STAR Readers
project, The Sacramento County Office of Education
(SCOE)’s Preschool Bridging Model Plus
and Sacramento READS!
, a 10-year initiative to improve literacy among 8- to 10-year-olds, each received $25,000.
These groups were joined by several staff members with the Kings organization for a check presentation at the North Natomas Library.
Library Director Rivkah K. Sass and Ben Gumbert, Kings senior vice president for marketing and strategy, show off the $25,000 check to Sacramento Public Library.
Library Director Sass and members of the Sacramento Kings Dancers hold a giant novelty check.
Scott Moak, Kings vice president of community impact, presented each group with a commemorative jersey.
Sacramento City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, a longtime library supporter, spoke at the event while holding her daughter, Alia.
Elianah, Charlotte and Ainsley Allen, with mom, Erin.
Retired librarian Alan Candee entertained the kids present with music and stories. Candee spent more than 28 years with Sacramento Public Library and continues to perform for kids who come to our libraries.
Kids sing along with Alan.