The Washington Wild Things Reading Club pulled into town on Friday to pitch the importance of reading to local kids.
Team members were at Richie Elementary in Wheeling.
The Wild Things do this program annually.
35 schools participated throughout Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia.
Program Organizers say the kids respond very well to the reading program.
“They love coming to our games and they love the incentive of the program. They get a free ticket if they reach their reading goal for the school. They also get a free ticket to come to our game with their classmates,” said Austin Snodgrass, the box office manager for the Wild Things.
There are different reading goals for each school, and the teachers from each school set the standards for the students.