The Sacramento Kings have announced a successful conclusion to their reading and literacy campaign. The NBA franchise is donating $100,000 to four organizations that promote early literacy, including the Sacramento Public Library.
The campaign ran from February 12 through March 3 and concluded with a presentation at the Kings’ March 3 winning game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
“The Sacramento Kings continue to demonstrate their strong commitment to our community,” said Sacramento Public Library Director Rivkah K. Sass. “We are delighted to be recognized as a key contributor to reading success.”
Three other organizations will also receive $25,000 each: 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 that seeks to improve literacy among 8- to 10-year-olds.
“I commend the Kings for stepping up to help provide those resources,” said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “It is going to take a continued effort from the Kings and the broader community to help make the improvements we all want to see for our kids."