The Rochester Americans and the Monroe County Library System are once again partnering to provide the “Reading Power Play”, which teams Amerks players with local public librarians in support of reading. The popular program returns for its 18th season in 2023-24 and is presented exclusively by Wendy’s.
This year’s program features 13 events, including a special kick-off event on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wendy’s in Webster, located at 987 Ridge Road, with Amerks defenseman Zach Metsa.
The program returns to the library setting on Monday, Nov. 20 at the Fairport Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
The Reading Power Play involves Amerks players stopping by local libraries, reading to kids, and giving a brief hockey demonstration while also discussing the importance of reading. Each appearance also features a raffle and an autograph session by the visiting player and The Moose as well as complimentary ticket offer for each youth in attendance. Fans can claim up to one free ticket to any remaining 2023-24 Amerks regular-season home game of their choosing with additional tickets available at a discounted rate by visiting www.amerks.com/wendysreading.
In keeping with tradition, the Amerks will continue to select two grand-prize winners who will win suite tickets to Rochester’s home game on Sunday, Feb. 18 against the Utica Comets at 3:05 p.m. The two winners and their families will be treated to a full game-night experience with an assortment of food and beverage options, courtesy of Wendy’s. Along with attending the game in a suite, the two winners will drop the puck in a ceremonial puck drop prior to the game.
Using the hat trick as an educational incentive, youth participants fill out a form for every three books they read, which then qualifies them for an entry into the grand prize drawing. Entry forms are available for pick-up at all Monroe County Library System member libraries. Participants must return the forms to their respective libraries by the completion of the program in order to be eligible for the drawing.
The Reading Power Play runs from Wednesday, Nov. 8 to Monday, Jan. 29. A complete reading program schedule is available online at www.amerks.com/readingpowerplay.
2023-24 Amerks Reading Power Play Schedule*
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Wendy’s Webster location (987 Ridge Road)
Monday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Fairport Public Library
Monday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Webster Public Library
Monday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Irondequoit Public Library
Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Wendy’s West Henrietta location (4747 West Henrietta Road)
Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Brighton Memorial Library
Monday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Arnett Branch Library
Monday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Greece Public Library
Monday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Penfield Public Library
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Greece Wendy’s location (3190 Latta Road)
Monday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Chili Public Library
*Schedule is subject to change