TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State men's basketball team will be joining the fight for literacy by partnering up with Coaching for Literacy in 2020.
According to Coaching for Literacy officials, kids all across the state of Florida are in the fighting to read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
Officials say 59% of 4th grade students in Florida are not reading at the proficient level.
Florida State and Leonard Hamilton will host a #Fight4Literacy game on Jan.25 to promote childhood reading and raise funds for local literacy work.
Organizers say FSU fans can also get involved in this literacy campaign.
For every $10 contributed by Florida State Seminoles fans, Coaching for Literacy will provide 2 books to local kids.
To learn more text 'SEMINOLES4LIT' to 71-777 or click here.
Coaching for Literacy says 100% of funds raised by FSU fans will stay local and go straight to help young students in Tallahassee become better readers.
"We want to encourage our fans to join with us in Coaching for Literacy’s mission to give every child the ability to read,'' said Florida State Seminoles Head Coach, Leonard Hamilton. “Through our #Fight4Literacy Game, we will help young students in our community and create a brighter future.”
To learn more about why literacy matters and explore how you can make a difference for literacy efforts in your community, visit coachingforliteracy.org.