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Oklahoma Lottery Encourages Kids to Read

The Oklahoma Lottery is continuing its commitment to benefit Oklahoma education by pairing up with the Oklahoma City Blazers to encourage area children to read.

 The “Future Champions Program” rewards the class of Oklahoma students that reads the most books in a given week with 50 free tickets to a Blazers home game. The program started with the Blazers home opener on Oct. 20 against the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs.

“This is a positive way to encourage Oklahoma students to read and have the opportunity to watch a game featuring one of the Central Hockey League’s most successful teams,” said Jim Scroggins, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission.

“It’s a win-win situation for everyone,” said DeBray Ayala, General Manager for Express Sports. “Future Champions gives young kids a chance to come to a professional sporting event at the Ford Center when they might not otherwise have that opportunity. Even more importantly, encouraging them to read and better themselves is a message that all young people can benefit from.”

To date, the Lottery has contributed more than $86 million to Oklahoma education. For more information about the Future Champions Program, contact Stacy Rathman at the Oklahoma City Blazers at 405.235.7825.

For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, visit www.lottery.ok.gov or contact Houston Hunt at 405.507.6276.

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