On Monday, Milwaukee Bucks players Zaza Pachulia and Brandon Knight represented the organization in tipping off the annual Read to Achieve Library Reading Challenge, a joint venture with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and the Milwaukee County Federated Library System to encourage children to read for learning and pleasure.
The players spoke with 100 students from George Washington Carver Academy at the Center Street library. Pachulia and Knight shared information about this year’s reading challenge and discussed with the students why literacy is important.
They also gave each child in attendance a ticket to the Bucks game on Dec. 28 vs. Minnesota.
For the challenge, students earn points for every page they read from books, newspapers and magazines with the goal of reading enough pages to earn a free ticket voucher for a Bucks game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Bucks Library Reading Challenge is open to all Wisconsin children in grades 3 – 10. Eligible games include March 16 vs. Charlotte and April 5 vs. Toronto.