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Read with Malcolm Comes To New Hampshire

March 15, 2018

Emily O’Rourke

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire        

(603) 224-1061 x 13


New England Patriots Wide-Receiver to Host Literacy Event at the Boys & Girls Club


CONCORD, NH - On March 28 at 4pm, New England Patriots Wide Receiver Malcolm Mitchell will appear at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord to rally local children around the magic of reading.  Mitchell will present his newly published children’s book “The Magician’s Hat” and talk to students about the link between literacy and success in school, on the playing field and beyond.  Sponsored by local tennis and education organization Advantage Kids, with a generous grant from USTA New England, Read with Malcolm is free and open to the public. Participating children will receive a copy of “The Magician’s Hat” to take home.



Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Chris Emond said he is thrilled that USTA New England and Advantage Kids are bringing Malcolm Mitchell to the Boys & Girls Club. “Advantage Kids understands that sports can be a powerful vehicle for engaging kids in learning,” Emond stated. “Over the past few years the organization’s tennis and learning program has helped dozens of Club members with homework completion, math and reading skills and important life lessons.”


About Read With Malcolm


Read with Malcolm is an initiative founded by New England Patriots Wide Receiver Malcolm Mitchell in 2015 that aims to transform children’s lives through literacy. The organization’s goals are to introduce book ownership to students in households where reading is not a priority and to improve literacy in schools with below grade-level reading skills.


About Advantage Kids

Advantage Kids combines tennis and education to change lives.  It works with all children throughout the state, providing free tennis programs during the summer, after school tennis programs, an adaptive tennis program for autistic children, as well as competitive tennis programs.  Visit  as well as our Facebook page for more information. 


About USTA New England


USTA New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit


About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord provides a safe place to belong, caring mentors and enrichment opportunities after school and during the summer months to children in pre-school through grade 12.  A branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH, the Concord clubhouse is located at 55 Bradley Street in Concord, NH.



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