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LSU, Coach Wade Host "Fight For Literacy" Game Sunday

Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Communications Sr. Associate

BATON ROUGE -- LSU Men’s Basketball and Head Coach Will Wade are set to host a Fight for Literacy Game sponsored by International Paper Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center when the Tigers host the University of Incarnate Word.

Coaching for Literacy’s (CFL) Fight for Literacy Games bring coaches, players, and fans together in a common cause: ensuring America’s children can read.

The game will be televised by the SEC Network (Mike Morgan, Sean Harrington on the call) and broadcast on the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network (Chris Blair, former LSU Head Coach John Brady, flagship station, Eagle 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge).

Tickets for the game are available online at LSUTix.net and at the upper concourse box office windows beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Fans that bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game will receive free admission on Sunday. Collection boxes will be located by the main ticket window. There will also be free throw shooting on the court for kids after the game.

To raise awareness about the issues connected to illiteracy, the LSU coaching staff as well as the UIW staff will wear Coaching for Literacy’s green tie provided by Peter Millar as well as a green lapel pin and wrist band.

“The stats show only 26% of 4th graders in Louisiana are reading at the proficient level,” said LSU head coach Will Wade. “International Paper’s sponsorship of Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy Game initiative provides hope that we can change the statistic and create brighter futures for children through the power of literacy.”

International Paper and LSU Men’s Basketball invite Tiger fans to get involved in the statewide Fight for Literacy.

Fans can make a flat donation or donate for each assist the Tigers record over a four game stretch from December 9 - December 21. To donate today visit: www.pledgeit.org/tigersforliteracy.

To promote the importance of reading at grade-level by the end of 3rd grade International Paper will donate $3 for each use of the hashtag #IP4Literacy. For promotion guidelines and additional details, please visit www.coachingforliteracy.org/promotion-rules.

100% of all funds raised will remain in Louisiana and will enable positive impact at the following: Big Buddy Program (Baton Rouge), Central Elementary School (Bogalusa, LA), Fairview Alpha Elementary School (Campti, LA), and Mansfield Elementary School (Mansfield, LA)

To volunteer with participating literacy programs in Louisiana please register at coachingforliteracy.kindful.com/register/volunteer.

ABOUT COACHING FOR LITERACY

Thanks to the support of its partners, Coaching for Literacy has conducted 103 Fight for Literacy Games funding over 75 literacy projects across more than 20 communities in 16 states and directly impacting over 10,000 children. The mission of Coaching for Literacy is to use the power of sports to raise awareness about the problem of illiteracy and generate financial support for literacy programs nationwide.

To learn more about how you can make a difference for literacy efforts in your community, visit coachingforliteracy.org.