Read to Succeed Program

Guelph Storm players visit schools throughout Guelph and surrounding communities to encourage reading and literacy by reading to classes.

Part of the Guelph Storm’s CHAMPIONS FOR EDUCATION, the “Read to Succeed” Program was created with the valuable input of elementary school teachers.  Through this program, Guelph Storm players visit local elementary school classrooms and read with young students.  Players also deliver positive messages concerning the importance of developing reading and creative writing skills.

Developed for students aged 5 – 8 years old, the “Read to Succeed” Program allows Guelph Storm players to sit down with young students and read from books provided by the Guelph Storm Hockey Club.

Guelph Storm players are in a unique position in the community to promote the value of reading and creative writing given the respect and admiration that children have for Storm players. This responsibility is one that our players accept with great pride and respect.  Playing for the City of Guelph is a privilege and Storm players owe the community for allowing them this privilege. Programs such as “Read to Succeed” are one small way that our players give back to the community.

If you are interested in participating in this, or other Guelph Storm Champions For Education programs, please contact Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Twigger at  or by phone at (519) 837-9690 ext. 104.

“We were very pleased to have the players here to read to our students.  They were talking about it all afternoon and the teachers all commented that they were very pleased with how they interacted with the students and answered their questions.    Please pass on our appreciation as they were great role models for our students”

Brent McDonald-Principal


2011-2012 School Visits:

Storm Goaltender Garret Sparks reads to students at Alma Public School

 Storm Forward Ryan Horvat reads to students in the library at
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School

Visit the Community Events page for more great photos from previous year’s Storm School Visits!