Club Read: A Home Run For Literacy

Dion’s, the Albuquerque Isotopes, and the State of New Mexico are teaming up to promote youth literacy for the 14th annual Club Read program. The incentive-based reading challenge encourages preschool and elementary-age students to read during the spring and summer months in exchange for prizes. The program began March 10th, and will run through July 21, 2017.
“Whether we’re providing jobs to young people or supporting a school or youth event, we at Dion’s want to intentionally support youth in our communities,” said Mark Herman, CEO of Dion’s. “Through Club Read we hope to support education by encouraging kids to read.”
Students can win prizes by completing a scorecard. Scorecards are available at participating Dion’s locations, participating public libraries and Isotopes Park. Each student that submits a completed scorecard will earn their first “home run” and receive one slice of pizza with one topping, a certificate of achievement from Governor Susana Martinez, and a second scorecard.
Once a student completes their second scorecard, he or she will earn a new book, a ticket to an Isotopes home game, a free small drink at the game, and one entry for the grand prize drawing.
Four grand-prize winners will each win four Suite-Level tickets to a home game as a guest of the Isotopes mascot, Orbit. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the ceremonial first pitch, receive an autographed baseball, a customized Isotopes jersey, a booklet of Isotopes Baseball Bucks, one large Dion’s pizza to enjoy during the game, and a $50.00 Dion’s gift card.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Dion’s and the State in Club Read,” said John Traub, Isotopes General Manger. “We are proud of how this program has inspired children in the area to have a love of reading. Promoting literacy is an important part of our community outreach efforts.”
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About Dion’s
Dion’s is known for its tasty pizza and world famous Ranch dressing, as well as providing opportunities for its employees and communities to flourish. It was recently ranked for the second year in a row as a top-five quick-service restaurant in the nation based on overall experience by Sandelman and Associates. Dion’s was founded in 1978 by Jon Patten and Bill Scott in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 39 years, the company has grown to 23 stores and 1,600 employees in three states. Dion’s has been nominated as on of the For more information, visit or call 505-858-1010, Facebook:, Twitter: @dionspizza or Instagram:
About the Albuquerque Isotopes
The Albuquerque Isotopes are a Minor League Baseball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The team, which plays in the Pacific Coast League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

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