The Houston Comets are slam-dunking their way to the Houston Public Library (HPL) to promote the value of reading to children and to bring awareness of the importance of literacy and education. As part of their Read to Achieve Program, some team players will be visiting several Houston Public Library neighborhood locations. The players will be discussing their basketball careers, reading to groups of young children, having a short Question and Answer session, and sign autographs. This program is free and open to the public.

Houston Comets players to visit HPL are:

Sequoia Holmes * #17 * Guard-Forward
7/28/2008 * 3PM – 4PM
Central Library * 500 McKinney, 77002 * 832-393-1313

Erica White * #5 * Guard
7/30/2008 * 3PM – 4PM
Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library * 7007 West Fuqua, 77489 * 832-393-2370

Sequoia Holmes * #17 * Guard-Forward
8/13/2008 * 3PM – 4PM
Walter Neighborhood Library * 7660 Clarewood, 77036 * 832-393-2500

Roneeka Hodges * # 15 * Guard
8/14/2008 * 3PM – 4 PM
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library * 1349 West 43rd Street, 77018 * 832-393-1960

Sancho Lyttle * #21 * Guard-Forward
8/15/2008 * 3PM – 4 PM
HPL Express Southwest * 6400 Highstar, 77074 * 832-3932660

Michelle Snow * #2 * Center

8/20/2008 * * 3PM – 4 PM

Smith Neighborhood Library * 3624 Scott St., 77004 * 832-393-2050

Read to Achieve is a year-round, league-wide initiative supported by all 30 NBA teams, 13 WNBA teams, and 6 NBDL teams that promotes the value of reading and online literacy and encourages families and adults to read regularly with young children. It is the most extensive educational outreach initiative in the history of professional sports. The program includes the annual donation of more than 200,000 books through a variety of reading events and book fairs, as well as the development of essay contests and online programs and the creation of Reading and Learning centers throughout North America.

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