@LATechHoops Partner with Coaching for Literacy

Jan. 27, 2015

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Coaching for Literacy (CFL) is proud to announce a partnership with the Louisiana Tech men's basketball team and head coach Michael White through its Assistant Coach Program.

The concept of the Assistant Coach Program is simple: a monetary donation is made to Coaching for Literacy and in return two people get to be "Assistant Coaches" with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and head coach Michael White.

Courtside access, admittance to the locker room, autographed memorabilia, and college specific attire provided by CFL apparel partner Peter Millar are just some of the perks provided for the generous donors. This donation is then reallocated by CFL to its effective local literacy partner in Ruston - The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana.

"Coaching for Literacy provides awareness to an epidemic often overlooked," said LA Tech Head Coach Michael White. "We are proud to be a part of such an integral cause, and we certainly hope that funds donated to CFL can positively affect the future of young ones and their families."

"Per the US Census Bureau, 3 out of 4 people on welfare cannot read. There are many more statistics like this that point to a clear and critical problem facing our communities - illiteracy," said Ryan Viner, executive director of Coaching for Literacy. "We are encouraged to see Louisiana Tech University, head coach Michael White, and the Louisiana Tech Athletic Department step up to be a part of the solution to this problem through their participation in the Assistant Coach Program. Their partnership will raise awareness about the issue of illiteracy and also raise valuable financial support for those seeking to work against illiteracy."

On February 26th, LA Tech will go to battle with the UTEP Miners as they host CFL's Assistant Coach Program. Proceeds from the Assistant Coach Program will be directed to The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana.

"Understanding the importance of being a student-athlete, we strongly encourage our members to engage in activities that promote academic success," said, ElDonta Osborne, Chief Professional Officer. "Reading is `fundamental' and the foundation upon which success is built. Funds generated from the Coaching for Literacy Program will help the club continue its commitment to providing young people with the resources necessary to succeed and become productive positive citizens in society."

Interested in "Filling The Gap" with CFL and supporting local literacy efforts? MORE INFORMATION: CFL LA Tech Assistant Coach Program Guide CONTACT: Ryan Viner | c: 205.999.7787 | e: ryan@coachingforliteracy.org




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