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    Pacific's Baseball Contest Against Cal Kicks Off Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading Program

    May 24, 2010

    Barnes & Noble Booksellers is joining forces with Pacific Athletics to kick off the Barnes & Noble annual summer reading program. During the Tigers' final homestand of 2010, all school-aged children through sixth grade in attendance at Pacific baseball games on May 25, May 28 and May 29 will receive a Barnes & Noble "Passport to Summer Reading" to help get them on their way to participating in the Summer Reading Program. In addition, Clifford "The Big Red Dog" will make an appearance at the May 25 game vs. California.

    The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program allows children in grades pre-K through the sixth grade the ability to earn a free book from Barnes & Noble by reading and documenting eight books that they read during the summer on their Passport to Summer Reading. The program runs from May 25 through September 7.

    The partnership between the Barnes & Noble and both Pacific Athletics and the California Cougars will help expand the reading program to as many school age children as possible in San Joaquin County.

    "We are very excited about our continued partnership with Barnes & Noble. From last year's Holiday Book Drive to this past January's Time out for Literacy Basketball Game vs. UC Davis, Pacific and Barnes & Noble have worked hand-in-hand to help increase literacy and bring the joy of reading to thousands of children in San Joaquin County," said Georgia Kovich-Lee, Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of the Pacific.

    All three game times are slated for 6 p.m. at Pacific's Klein Family Field.

    For additional information on these and other Barnes & Noble events in San Joaquin County, contact Lee Neves, Community Relations Manager, at (209) 472-1676.