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School Programs

The Crawdads are proud to partner with local schools every year with programs such as Battle of the PTOs and the Reading Program.

For more information regarding any of the Crawdads school programs, email Director of Promotions and Community Relations Karly Vollgrebe at [email protected] or call (828) 322-3000.

Parent Teacher Organizations/Associations have a night of fundraising. Each participating school will be given a voucher for families to redeem at the box office. Buy one reserve seat ticket at $7 and the Crawdads will donate $4 back to that PTO. The school that has the most people in attendance (vouchers redeemed) will be the winner. The first place organization receives $250, second place $150 and third place $100. The 2024 Battle of the PTOs dates are Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th.

The Crawdads Reading Program, presented by Graystone Eye, awards elementary students for their great reading habits. Each child must read 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 4 weeks. The Crawdads provide a bookmark for each student to track their progress. Each student that completes the program will receive up to four free tickets to a designated game to celebrate their achievement.