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Young and Davies Host SIXERS STRONG Reading Event at Bala Cynwyd Library on Thursday, March 20

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – MARCH 19, 2014 – In celebration of March as National Reading Month, Philadelphia 76ers forwards Thaddeus Young and Brandon Davies will host a SIXERS STRONG reading event for children on Thursday, March 20 in the Junior Room at the Bala Cynwyd Library (131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004) at 4:00 p.m., where they will read a Dr. Seuss book to those in attendance.

Members of the Sixers Flight Squad, presented by Lundy Law, will also attend.  

Throughout March, the Sixers have hosted SIXERS STRONG reading assemblies and events for children of all ages to instill the importance of learning through reading. The team also collected new children’s books from fans during the team’s annual SIXERS STRONG Book Drive – a part of the team’s long-standing Drive 4 Kids program, sponsored annually by Comcast SportsNet – on March 8 to benefit Cradles to Crayons.

To date, Philadelphia 76ers players, coaches and staff have donated 3,176 hours of service back into the Philadelphia community through SIXERS STRONG. The team has also given $106,980 to 35 charities in the area through the SIXERS STRONG 50/50 raffle, which takes place at every home game. All SIXERS STRONG efforts are focused exclusively on improving the life trajectory of children in the Delaware Valley. 

ABOUT SIXERS STRONG: 

SIXERS STRONG is the charitable arm of the Philadelphia 76ers, which focuses community efforts exclusively on improving the life trajectory of children in the Delaware Valley. Founded on six pillars designed to build children up to have a brighter future – physical, educational, emotional, nutritional, charitable and environmental – SIXERS STRONG will drive funds and resources back into the community year-round, striving to create a better world for the next generation. “Strong Kids. Strong Community.”