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2016-17 Hershey Bears Community Programs
Roaring to Read was formed to motivate youth in the community to develop a love for reading and promote the value, importance and enjoyment of reading and literacy among students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Hershey Bears connect with numerous elementary schools in the Central PA area to incentivize students with a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game once the student completes their school's reading challenge.
The Hershey Bears Wellness All-Stars program is designed to encourage exercise and healthy nutrition into the daily lives of children from kindergarten through Middle School. The Hershey Bears work with various partners in the community to develop incentive programs.
The following programs are part of Wellness All-Stars:
Stick With Wellness - Floor Hockey Assembly
Stick with Wellness was created to encourage proper student behavior in the class room for middle school students while offering a wellness incentive with an opportunity to play floor hockey coached by Hershey Bears' players. The Hershey Bears are pleased to provide a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game to each student who meets a school's benchmark for proper behavior.
PRO Wellness Healthy Champion
The Bears partnered with the Penn State Hershey Medical Center's PRO Wellness Center to provide a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game to elementary and middle school students who participated in their Healthy Champions events. Events include Walk To School Day and Apple Crunch Day.
Learn more about the PRO Wellness Healthy Champion program
Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart
The Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart programs overseen by the American Heart Association (AHA) encourage physical activity for a healthy lifestyle while raising money to cure heart disease. The Hershey Bears are proud to partner with AHA to provide students with a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game for raising funds during these two events.
Learn more about the American Heart Association's School programs
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series
The Pennies for Patients program overseen by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society encourages students to save their spare change and bring it in to school. By participating, kids learn not only about the differences they can make, but they learn about leadership, teamwork, and what "doing good" for others can mean. The Hershey Bears are proud to partner with LLS to provide students with a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game for raising funds during this event.
Learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series
Seats for Soldiers & Veterans
The Hershey Bears Hockey Club will honor our military personnel through our sixth annual Seats for Soldiers & Veterans game. If you would like to purchase tickets that will then be donated to our military families, please complete the order form. Seats for Soldiers sponsorship packages are available.
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Thanks to our Hometown Heroes Sponsors!