Monday, September 9, 2013

Did You Catch The Bug?

We had A LOT of fun at Infinite EyeCare this summer! We got to be involved with Ladies Night Out in Sauk Rapids a few times, which was a blast! More importantly, we hosted a great event for kids at our clinic. Our “Reading Bug” program was a great success!

What is the Reading Bug program?  Every Summer, Infinite Eye Care provides a program giving motivation for kids to read by offering prizes to EVERYONE turning in a reading log to our office between June and the end of August. It is fun for the kids and truly a joy for us knowing we are making a difference. One reason we strongly believe in children reading over the summers is because the “summer slide” causes the average student to lose up to one month of instruction.

This blog post is to send out a HUGE thank you for all that participated. Many kids entered the contest and the three winners were chosen throughout the summer! For the final three, there was over $100 in prizes in a brand new back pack. Everyone who participated received some sort of reward. J Everyone deserves a prize for keeping up the brain power during the summer months- we know it can be a challenge! It was such a treat for us to see kids coming in excited and ready to submit the list of books they read.

The program would NOT have been possible if it weren’t for our fantastic sponsors! These include; Space Aliens, Domino’s, Dave and Busters, Air Maxx, Great River Bowl, Summerland, The Skatin’Place, and Marcus Theatres! It’s great to see local businesses supporting such an awesome and prevalent cause.

We hope to have a great turnout next summer so make sure you keep your eyes peeled this spring for all of the details!