Fox 10 News Reporter Visits Desert Trails Elementary With Arizona Coyotes

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Arizona Coyotes Encourage Valley Students to Read Through Incentive Program

Monday , October 07 , 2019

Fox 10 Phoenix visited Desert Trails Elementary School third-grade teacher Sherri Skummer's class last week to highlight her students' participation in an Arizona Coyotes reading program for second- through fourth-grade children.

"They just do so much better when the program is starting; the prizes motivate them the competition to beat each other. It's amazing – the results," said Skummer. "We also have a goal minute (of) 88,000 minutes; we came up with that. We are going to read 88,000 minutes until March."

According to Fox 10, the Coyotes' reading program, going on its fifth year, encourages kids to set reading goals, meet them, and be rewarded for their hard work. 

The program allows teachers and students to record minutes read, submit monthly totals, and win serious prizes, including class visits from the team mascot, Howler, along with game tickets, pizza parties, and trips to tour Gila River Arena.

Visit Fox 10 Phoenix's website to read the full story and watch the news package that aired over the weekend. Visit the Arizona Coyotes' website to learn more about the Coyotes Reading Program.