Rotary Club of Maple Valley

Rotary Dist 5030 and The Seattle Thunderbirds Team Up for Literacy

By Sandra Hixson-MatthewsImage 

     Fourth Grader, Brennan Snodgrass is shown here helping his dad, Rotarian Kelly Snodgrass and fellow Rotarians to hand out dictionaries at Lake Wilderness Elementary last October.  Brennan received his dictionary the previous year and was eager to share the experience with this year’s third grade class.

     Once again the Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Team is having their Rotary Dictionary Night.  The Thunderbirds are donating 1/2 of the ticket price for their game against the Kelowna Rockets on Friday, January 25th to promote literacy in Western Washington.  The game is at the ShoWare Center in Kent.  Anyone who attends and specifies they are there for the Rotary night will be helping their local Rotary club to provide dictionaries to third grade students.  Maple Valley Rotary has participated in the dictionary program for the past four years and gives approximately 600 dictionaries to students in the Tahoma School District each fall.  The $12 per ticket raised from the Thunderbirds event goes a long way toward helping to purchase those dictionaries.  If you order tickets to attend, please tell them you would like to name Maple Valley as your Rotary Club.  Thanks!