Yale Teams Up With Coaching For Literacy To Offer Two Assistant Coach For A Day Positions

Yale Teams Up With Coaching For Literacy To Offer Two Assistant Coach For A Day Positions

Highest Bidder To Join Men's Basketball Staff At Feb. 15 Princeton Game

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale Athletic Department is teaming up with Coaching For Literacy to auction off the opportunity for two fans to serve as Assistant Coaches For a Day at the men's basketball game against Princeton on Feb. 15.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Read To Grow, the only statewide nonprofit organization that connects with parents in the hospital setting and prepares them to take an active role in their child's literacy development from day one. 

The Assistant coach experience will offer premium seating, pre-game access to the locker room, Ivy Lounge Access, the chance to meet Yale Basketball alumni and post-game press conference access.

The details of the auction are:

  • It begins on Wednesday, February 5th at 8 a.m. and goes until Thursday, February 13th at 2 p.m.
  • The bidding will begin at $100.00
  • Increasing bid must be a minimum of $20.

To place a bid, please email yalesports@gmail.com or call 203-436-1256. When placing bid over the phone please provide an email address along with bid. At the end of each day all participants will be emailed the current bid.

The mission of Coaching for Literacy is to increase awareness about the number of people in America who are functionally or totally illiterate and the social problems associated with illiteracy. By leveraging the unique power of collegiate and professional sports, Coaching for Literacy raises money to support effective local literacy programs and schools focused on educating elementary and middle school students.

The 6,000 hour learning gap is just one of the reasons Coaching for Literacy is passionate about literacy. The study suggests that, by the time they reach 6th grade, middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty.