Reading is Cool Presented by The Hanover Insurance Group


Entering its 8th year Reading is Cool is a community outreach program designed to foster and reinforce the importance of reading to school-aged children, targeting elementary school children in Central Massachusetts available to ALL Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes.  Several times each month during the season Reading is Cool brings Sharks players, FINZ and the game of hockey into local schools in a fun and educational way.  To date over 20,000 students have participated in Reading is Cool and over 200 school visits have occurred since the program began. alt


                            How Reading is Cool Works:
alt The Worcester Sharks encourage students to read for at least half an hour each day.  Teachers can download the Sharks Reading Log and pass it out to students so they can keep track of their progress for a month at a time.  At the end of the month teachers contact the Sharks Front Office to report on how their students have done.  Classrooms that have excellent participation are eligible for classroom visits by Sharks players and the mascot FINZ as well as receiving a ticket to a Sharks Home Game!


How to get involved:

To get more information please contact Community Development Coordinator Joey Goldstein at 508-929-0585 or by email at  

About The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
The mission of The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc. is to improve the quality of life in communities where The Hanover Insurance Group companies have a major presence, placing a special emphasis on helping to build world class public education systems and inspiring and empowering youth to achieve their full potential.
About The Hanover
Founded in 1852, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) is proud to be celebrating 160 years of delivering on its promises to its agent and broker partners, and their customers. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass., is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, Worcester, Mass., Citizens Insurance Company of America, Howell, Mich., Chaucer Holdings plc, London, and their affiliates. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families through a select group of agents and brokers. The company is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States. Through Chaucer, the company also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including property, marine and aviation, energy, U.K. motor and casualty. For more information, please visit

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