The Chicago Wolves’ Read To Succeed program, presented by JULIE, Inc., continues to thrive as it partners with libraries and schools throughout the Chicago area. More than 500,000 kids have benefited from Read To Succeed since it began in the late 1990s.
While Wolves players have paused their traditional appearances at libraries and schools due to COVID-19, our mascot Skates has stepped up to fill the void with his Storytime with Skates initiative! Skates and a member of the Wolves staff are eager to join virtual classrooms or library alcoves to read books. Skates is available at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday from September through December.
Choose one of Skates’ favorite books — “Z is for Zamboni,” “That’s Not Hockey” or “The Magic Hockey Stick” — and it will be read to your group to encourage reading and to enjoy positive themes. Story times are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All visits are conducted via Zoom or Google Meet and are limited to 100 people.
We look forward to reading with you! By continuing through December, Skates can join more libraries and reading programs. Please fill out the form below and a Community Relations Representative will be in touch to discuss details.