Houston area students invited to ‘slide into summer reading’ with the Houston Astros

Chance for students to receive home game tickets!

Houston Astros, Reliant Energy promote summer reading (KPRC)

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros Foundation and Reliant Energy have partnered for the second year in a row to stop the “summer slide” that happens too often for elementary students. That’s why they are excited to kick off the “Slide into Summer Reading” program, which encourage students to become “Reliant Readers” during their school break.

The goal is to achieve 60,000 reading hours this summer by elementary students in the Greater Houston area. The top 3,000 readers will receive tickets to an Astros home game in August to celebrate their summer reading achievements.

So students, time to batter up for success! Enjoy a good book, fall in love with reading and get an awesome prize for doing it. What can be better than that?

Elementary principals, teachers, administrators, parents and guardians, here’s how to help your students sign up.


Scan the QR code in the photo below or click this link to be taken to the website.


Enter your information - name, email, address, phone number, grade, school and parent/ guardian info.


Enter details about the book you read and reading hours into your reading log


Repeat steps 1-3 to log a new book and reading hours every day!

Slide into Summer Reading (KPRC)


Escanee el código QR o pegue la URL en su navegador


Ingrese su información: nombre, dirección de correo electrónico, número de teléfono, grado, escuela e información del padre/tutor


Ingrese detalles sobre el libro que leyó y las horas de lectura en su registro de lectura


¡Repita los pasos 1-3 para registrar un nuevo libro y horas de lectura todos los días!

Slide into Summer (KPRC)

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