The Flying Squirrels are actively involved in education and youth development through the Go Nuts for Reading Program, Score an 'A' Program and the Atlantic Union Bank Art Contest. These FREE components are designed to incentivize and reward hard work and creativity for school children throughout the Central Virginia region. Details for each program can be viewed below.
The Go Nuts for Reading Program presented by M&T Bank is a free program open to all elementary and middle schools in the Richmond region. The program challenges students to read eight books in 2023 from February 6 to March 24. Participating schools receive:
- Option for a school-wide reading assembly with Nutzy or Nutasha appearance
- Free ticket to a 2023 Flying Squirrels game for each student who reads eight books to complete the program
- Pre-game parade around the warning track on one of four Reading Nights at The Diamond
- A free Flying Squirrels bookmark
Registration for the 2023 “Go Nuts for Reading” Program ends January 30, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Bailey Johnson at [email protected].
K-12 Students earn a FREE General Admission ticket to a Flying Squirrels game for each "A" they earn during the 3rd and 4th grading periods. Each "A" on your report card is good for one ticket per game, up to a maximum of eight tickets (to eight different games)!
For each "A" students will receive:
- Free ticket to a Flying Squirrels game (8 max).
- Good Grades
- Happy Parents
- Maybe some high-fives from Nutzy and Nutasha
Teachers! Showcase your students' artistic abilities through the Atlantic Union Bank Flying Squirrels Art Contest. Each year, 15 winners are selected and receive:
- Artwork transformed into 4'x9' signage at The Diamond
- Two complimentary tickets to a Flying Squirrels game
- On-field recognition at a Flying Squirrels game
Information about the next Flying Squirrels Art Contest will be announced soon.