Press release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Launch Do It Best Read to Achieve Book Drive
The Mad Ants are proud to announce the launch of the Do It Best Read to Achieve book drive presented by Do It Best, The Bookmark, and Goodwill. The Book Drive will run Sunday, December 19th through Sunday, January 2nd.
Fans are encouraged to drop off new or gently used books to The Bookmark at 3240 N. Anthony Blvd, any Fort Wayne Goodwill location, or at any Mad Ants home game. For every book donated, participants will receive a buy one get one free ticket for any of the remaining Mad Ants games. All books collected will be donated to the Fort Wayne Community School’s Study Connection and the Goodwill.
The Bookmark is open from 10:00-7:00 Monday-Thursday, 10:00-6:00 Friday, and 10:00-5:00 Saturday. Goodwill is open from 9:00-8:00 Monday-Friday, 10:00-6:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-5:00 on Sunday.
The Do It Best Read to Achieve program promotes the values of reading and on-line literacy and encourages families and adults to read regularly with young children.
About The NBA Development League:
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2010-11 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Texas Legends. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, which tips off Friday, Nov. 19, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at .
About NBA D-League Cares
Through NBA D-League Cares, the NBA D-League is deeply committed to addressing important social issues with a special emphasis on programs that support education, local community building and youth basketball. Our players, coaches and staff strive to provide unparalleled time and access to their fans and work hard to improve the quality of life in our communities.