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On February 28, 2013, more than 2,000 students with learning disabilities across
the United States will join forces to do something extraordinary...

They are going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for
the longest reading relay!
 

   
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What is the Extreme Reading Relay?

The Extreme Reading Relay is a National awareness campaign and fundraising event where invited schools, in partnership with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people in a reading relay.   Students from schools across the nation will participate in this historic celebration of literacy; demonstrating that all struggling readers can learn to read successfully and become lifelong learners.  The second annual Extreme Reading Relay will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

IDA will provide each participating school and their students with all the resources and support they need to be successful both in raising awareness and in fundraising.  
 
   

How does the Extreme Reading Relay work?

Students from across the United States raise money to participate in a livestreaming reading relaly.  Students will read one sentence in sequential order from
   

What is the World Record we are trying to break?

We are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most people in a reading relay across multiple venues. (The current record is 2012 people.) 
  

What does each school get for participating?
  • Schools receive 40% of what their school and students raise!  
  • Professional promotion through all media venues locally and nationally.
  • The opportunity to compete and win the Highest Fundraising School and Highest Fundraising Individual. Awards include registration, accommodations and travel to IDA's 64th Annual Conference in New Orleans and more.
  • EVERYTHING needed to succeed and guidance along the way. 
What do the students receive?

Students can earn incentives for raising money. Those who raise:

  • $50 or more will receive an Extreme Reading Relay t-shirt.
  • $100 or more will receive the opportunity to read in the Relay and be a part of breaking a Guinness World Record, a t-shirt and one chance for a $5,000 scholarship for to their school!
  • $250 or more will receive a 2013 Extreme Reading Relay t-shirt, 2013 back pack and two chances for a $5,000 scholarship to their school!
  • $500 or more will receive a 2013 Extreme Reading Relay t-shirt, 2013 back pack, a commemorative die cast “Olympic” style medal, three chances to receive a $5,000 scholarship to their school!
  • $1,000 or more will receive an 2013 Extreme Reading Relay t-shirt, 2013 back pack a commemorative die cast “Olympic” style medal and four chances to receive a $5,000 scholarship to their school! 
 

  

 For more information about the Extreme Reading Relay or to find out how to become a sponsor,
please contact Kristi Bowman at extremereadingrelay@interdys.org or (410) 561-6402.