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Reading Program

The Potomac Nationals want to team up with local schools to help promote reading through Uncle Slam's Reading Program. In 2018, more than 50,000 students participated in the easy, three-step program that rewards its participants with FREE tickets to a Potomac Nationals baseball game and on-field recognition before the game.

First Base:

Uncle Slam and representatives from the Potomac Nationals front office will come to your school to greet the students at arrival or dismissal and/or appear on the news. All students who participate will receive an official "Uncle Slam's Reading Program" bookmark.
*Note: Only the first 40 schools to sign up will receive a visit. Schools can also participate by simply just receiving the bookmarks.

Second Base:

Students will then be asked to read a total of four books and have their teacher or parent sign their bookmark, certifying that the books were completed. The bookmarks can then be turned in to the Potomac Nationals Ticket Office for two FREE tickets to a designated Potomac Nationals Game. The exchange can be done on the day of the selected game or in advance.

Third Base:

Select your school's designated "Reading Day" and have all students attend the game on that day. 2019 Reading Days are Sunday, May 5th (Harry Potter); Sunday, May, 19th (Pokemon); Friday, June 7th (Mystery Night); and Sunday, July 7th (Caped Crusaders). All participants in "Uncle Slam's Reading Program" will be invited to take part in a pre-game parade around the warning track honoring their commitment to reading.

2019 Reading Program Dates

Please contact Alexis Deegan, at 703-590-2311, Ext. 257, or at [email protected] to register your school or to request more information. A flyer is available here.

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Bookmark Design Contest

Participate in the Bookmark Design Contest! The P-Nats are challenging all students to come up with their best design for the P-Nats Reading Club Bookmarks. The winner will receive a free MVP Kids Club Membership and a first pitch at their respective school's Reading Club game date. Submissions will be accepted no later than Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 5 pm. The winner will be chosen on Friday, January 25th, 2019. All designs should stay within the baseball/Potomac Nationals theme.

Check back soon for 2020 information!