The Macon Mayhem has announced a new regional partnership with Georgia Public Library Service, partnering with nine area public library systems throughout central Georgia to present the Hat Trick for Reading Program for the hockey team’s 2017-2018 season.
The program gives students from kindergarten through 12th grade a chance to earn free Mayhem tickets by reading three grade-level-appropriate books through their local public library. Each participating student who reads three books will receive a free Mayhem ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket (limited to two free student tickets per adult ticket purchased). The three games to which students can earn free tickets will take place on Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 11.
The program begins Oct. 1 and will run through Jan. 31 at the following systems:
- Flint River Regional Library,
- Houston County Public Libraries,
- Lake Blackshear Regional Library System;
- Lee County Library;
- Middle Georgia Regional Library System;
- Ocmulgee Regional Library System;
- Peach Public Libraries;
- Pine Mountain Regional Library System; and the
- Twin Lakes Library System.By encouraging children to read books and rewarding their efforts with the chance to attend an exciting ice hockey game, the program provides the opportunity for both book- and experience-based learning. Mayhem bookmarks will be available at participating library branches throughout the area, as well as at Mayhem home games. The bookmarks will be available at more than 50 public library branches in 30 counties. Once students pick up a bookmark and read three grade-levelappropriate books, they can register online at MaconMayhem.com.
The Macon Mayhem is the reigning champion of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), having won the league’s President’s Cup on April 30. The win brought the city of Macon its first-ever professional hockey championship and its first professional sports championship of any kind in more than 50 years.