Teammates for Kids is proud to support efforts that help kids succeed in academics as well as athletics. Through our Team Grant Program, Teammates contributed to the Oakland A's Home Run Readers initiative. Under this plan, teachers set reading goals for their students. When students reach those goals, they receive rewards from the Oakland A's, including tickets to A's games, player visits to schools, and Home Run Readers commemorative items. To date, 15,700 students have participated in the Home Run Readers program.

“It is great to see these athletes encouraging kids to develop a love of reading,” said Jason Grahame of Teammates. “We all know that reading is the key that helps students succeed in school, in life, and along every career path."