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Published On: January 31st, 2020


Grafton, WI – Gill’s Reading Challenge is back for 2020. This will be the fifth year of the program. Last year, over 14,000 kids from all over southeastern Wisconsin participated in the challenge.  With the Reading Challenge, the team hopes to increase literacy in schools and to get students of all ages excited about reading. The program is sponsored by Children’s Wisconsin.

Gill’s Reading Challenge is a free program available to all schools in the area. The challenge is intended for students in grades K-8. The program is four weeks long. Schools have until April 15th to start their challenge and must conclude by the end of May.

With this free program, teachers will have the ability to set students’ goals whether it is a set number of pages, number of chapters, or number of books read. If a student reaches their goal they will be rewarded with a ticket to a Lakeshore Chinooks game as well as a kids zone pass to Kapco Park, and a certificate of completion. The team will provide all the necessary materials for teachers, students, and parents.

Teachers and schools may also use the student’s tickets for an end of the year field trip to the Chinooks annual Education Day which will be on June 2nd at 11:35am. Otherwise, schools can designate a certain home game date to make it their school’s reading challenge night at Kapco Park. Students will also be given an order form for family and friends to order additional tickets.

Gill is also available to come to your school and help kickoff your reading challenge. Appearance dates and times are limited to school day hours and are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information and to get your school’s challenge started, contact Miguel Betancourt at 262-618-4659 or by emailing

The Chinooks hope to get your school hooked on reading! So if you are a teacher and school faculty member, don’t wait, get your school enrolled today. If you are a parent, talk to your children’s teachers about this great free program.