Health. Happiness. Opportunity. To have a shot at success in life, children must master the fundamental skill of reading.

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OUR MISSION: MAKING SURE KIDS CAN READ

Nearly 2/3 of American 4th graders are reading below grade level. Our mission is to leverage the power and influence of athletics to develop successful readers – supporting programs that teach kids the fundamentals directly linked to success later in life. Here's how:

 
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FIGHT FOR LITERACY GAMES

Coaches, teams and fans come together –participating in awareness efforts, volunteer opportunities and fundraising activities.

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FUNDING FOR LITERACY PARTNERS

Funds raised by Fight For Literacy Games is provided to organizations with proven success helping students read at or above grade level.

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A FIGHT WORTH FIGHTING

The inability to read proficiently puts today's young people at greater risk of unemployment, poverty, and poor health later in life – greatly impacting our communities and our nation.

That's why we are committed to this fight. So far, we've conducted 100+ Fight for Literacy Games with 50+ NCAA partners, helped by 25+ local organizations in 20+ communities across 16 states, funding 75+ literacy projects on behalf of 10,000 children. Join us. 

 
 

REAL COACHES, REAL RESULTS

 Find a great coach and you will find a human being who – beyond the X's and O's – understands that winning means being part of something bigger than oneself. There is nothing bigger than helping ensure a child has a shot at a successful future. This video tells the story.