MTA Red Sox Summer Reading Game winners honored at Fenway

One hundred students were honored at the Red Sox game at Fenway Park as winners of the Massachusetts Teachers Association Red Sox Summer Reading Game, presented by The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc.

The winners were chosen at random from the 30,000 children throughout the state who participated. In addition five grand prize winners were honored during a pre-game ceremony on the field featuring Wally the Green Monster.

“Our summer reading campaign is a grand slam for literacy across Massachusetts,” said MTA President Paul Toner. “It’s one of the many things MTA members do to help kids achieve – even when they are away from school during the summer.”

“We are thrilled with the number of students across the state who participated in the MTA Red Sox Summer Reading Game,” said Linda McGowan, president of The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation. “I would like to congratulate all of the students that participated in this program. Each and every one of you is a winner and your reward is the fun you had and knowledge you gained from the books that you read over the summer.”

Red Sox MTA Reading Game winners

Three Red Sox Reading Game grand prize winners for 2010 are pictured here with Wally the Green Monster and MTA President Paul Toner:  Ethan Hill of Ware, Gregory Jones of Shrewsbury and Katelyn Witt of Franklin. The winners took the field at Fenway prior to the September 4th game against the Chicago White Sox. Not in the photo are winners Kristen O’Dowd of Millis and Manny Rivera of Methuen.