Emmitsburg, Md. – The Mount St. Mary's University athletic department is pleased to announce its partnership with select Frederick County elementary schools for the inaugural "Battle for the Books," which will reward one school with a top prize of $1,000 for their school library and another with $500. Students can earn points for their schools by attending home basketball games at the Mount.
Through the program, students at 15 elementary schools near the Emmitsburg campus will receive ticket vouchers to every men's and women's home basketball game this season. The school with the highest percentage of participation will receive the $1,000 for use by the library, with the second-place school receiving the next prize of $500. Each voucher is good for the admittance of the student and one guest.
The participating schools include Emmitsburg, Lewistown, Liberty, Monocacy, Myersville, New Midway/Woodsboro, North Frederick, Sabillasville, Thurmont Elementary, Thurmont Primary, Walkersville, Waverley, Whittier, Wolfsville and Yellow Springs.
Throughout the basketball season, the Mount St. Mary's athletic department will release standings via Facebook (Facebook.com/MountAthletics) and Twitter (Twitter.com/MountAthletics), as well as on the athletics website (MountAthletics.com). Participating schools will be able to monitor their progress as they "Battle for the Books!"