Buddy’s Book Club Back for
for Form (pdf)
The St. John’s IceCaps Hockey Club launched the
second annual Buddy’s Book Club – Summer Edition, Presented by
Statoil, today at Elizabeth Park Elementary School in Paradise.
A means to promote reading during the summer
months, Buddy’s Book Club members are encouraged to read for 20
minutes a day during the school vacation period. By reading as
little as 20 minutes a day, each child will accumulate 20 hours of
reading during the summer.
“The St. John’s IceCaps are pleased and proud to
partner once again with Statoil to promote Buddy’s Book Club,” said
team President and CEO Danny Williams.
“The benefits of reading are varied and life-long.
As we know, reading fosters academic achievement, communication and
concentration skills, discipline…the list goes on. Summer vacation
provides a great opportunity to devote some extra time to appreciate
the joy of reading. We were quite pleased that so many young people
joined Buddy’s club last summer and we hope for even greater
participation this year.”
Buddy’s Book Club enables students and their
parents to download a reading tracking sheet from the IceCaps
website to follow their progress. Participants will be eligible for
various prize packages through the hockey club. As part of this
summer’s launch, IceCaps player Jason King and Buddy the Puffin were
on site to explain the program.
Once again, the support of Statoil is essential to
the success of the program and they are proud to sponsor Buddy’s
Book Club for the second year in a row.
“Our imaginations and knowledge of the world
around us is supported by a love of reading,” said Atle Aadland,
Statoil’s Vice President, Offshore Upstream. “Our youth are our
Heroes of Tomorrow and we’re proud to help youth develop their
talents, creativity and imaginations through reading.”
There is no cost to participate!
Participants can register through
www.stjohnsicecaps.com and will be eligible for numerous prizes:
- Game used sticks
- Autographed memorabilia
- Watch a practice
If students read for 20 minutes per day and submit their tracking sheets,
they will have their names entered to win such prizes as:
- Two tickets to selected games throughout the season
- Opportunity to sit in the penalty box to watch warm up
- Opportunity to have Buddy visit your school during the 2013-2014
- Party Box to a selected IceCaps Game, as well as participate in a
pre-game ceremony with a
representative from the IceCaps and Statoil
- Meet and greet with their favorite player
- Opportunity for Buddy to visit their house or another occasion of
- Opportunity to sit in the press box during a game
· Completed tracking forms can be sent to the
IceCaps office via one the following methods:
- Fax: (709) 576-6546
- Drop-off: 3 Queen St. (4th Floor), St. John’s
IceCaps Hockey Club
Buddy’s Book Club
P.O. Box 1880, Station C
St. John’s, NL
· The organization who has the most children
registered for this program will receive a financial donation to
assist with their programming.
· Deadline for receiving tracking forms will be
Friday, September 27th