School is almost out for summer, but there is no offseason for reading, which is why the New England Patriots and The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon are teaming up to encourage children to take on the “Read Between the Lines” summer reading challenge.
To kick off the challenge, The Hall is hosting Patriots wide receiver and official “Read Between the Lines” ambassador Malcolm Mitchell for a reading rally and book signing on Friday, June 16. Visit The Hall at 3:45 p.m. for fun and photos with Pat Patriot before making your way into The Raytheon Theater, located on the third floor of The Hall, where Mitchell will read his children’s book, “The Magician’s Hat.” Magician John Logan will join Mitchell in entertaining the crowd with magic during the reading. The event is free and open to the public, but due to space restrictions, is limited to the first 150 guests. Following the reading rally, Mitchell will be signing his book in the Patriots ProShop from 5:15-6:15 p.m. and encouraging children ages 5-18 to register for the “Read Between the Lines” summer reading challenge.
“In order to stay at a championship-caliber reading level, we have to stay active and keep practicing, especially over the summer,” said Mitchell. “I am very excited to encourage, support and cheer on our students as they ‘Read Between the Lines’ this summer.”
The “Read Between the Lines” reading program challenges children ages 5-18 to read 1,000 minutes from July 1 to Aug. 31. Participants can share their progress on social media by using the hashtag #PatriotsRBTL and follow along as Mitchell takes on the challenge, too. Participants who turn their completed reading logs into The Hall will receive two passes to The Hall, a Read Between the Lines bookmark, a commemorative completion certificate and one entry into the grand prize raffle – a Tom Brady autographed photo, an autographed copy of Mitchell’s book, a 2017 Patriots yearbook and other Patriots goodies.
For more information about the “Read Between the Lines” summer reading challenge, please visit www.patriots.com/rbtl.