ABA Fastbreak for Reading

Thank You Readers and Teachers!

The Fast Break for Reading campaign is a joint initiative between the International Reading Association (IRA), the American Basketball Association (ABA) and Classroom Teachers nationwide to encourage students to read for 10 minutes a day.

The promotion of reading and literacy is a cornerstone of both IRA's and ABA's mission for this program. Combining the love of basketball with the love of reading serves as a powerful motivating incentive to increase student and teacher participation in this program.

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Encourage your students to read for just 10 minutes a day and they can get great prizes from the ABA including tickets, merchandise, and maybe even a visit from an ABA player to their school!

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Bring a book to an ABA game and get a special reward! ABA teams around the country will be collecting books at games to donate to their local schools’ reading programs. With the help of a Teacher Liaison, maybe your school will be one of them!

About IRA and ABA

International Reading Association - Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 53,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading and encouraging the lifetime reading habit. For more information about IRA visit www.reading.org.

American Basketball Association - The ABA is the largest professional sports league in the US with nearly 90 teams providing exciting professional basketball at affordable prices. The ABA is also the most diversified professional sports league ever with 75% of its teams owned by African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women. The league works closely with many organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs, schools, youth groups, Veterans Supplemental Support Network (Veterans assistance) and IRA to help improve the quality of life of many. For more information about ABA visit www.abalive.com.