Since 2006, WTTS has hosted our annual Rock To Read concert series. This series was created in effort to raise money and awareness for children’s reading programs at the Indianapolis Public Library. Along with Jackomo Upper Crust Pizza,Live Nation, and other partners, over $112,000 has been raised, including $25,000 from the 2014 Rock To Read concerts (Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Counting Crows and The Jayhawks). In a nod to Rock To Read, the Indianapolis Public Library will introduce Beatz & Bookz, a musically-themed summer reading program, in which some 58,000 local children are expected to participate.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has recognized these efforts and is proclaiming June 1, 2015 WTTS Rock To Read Day in the city of Indianapolis. We are immensely grateful for this historic honor, and would like to thank Mayor Ballard, the Public Library, and the city of Indianapolis. You can read (and hear) the full proclamation below.
Hear Mayor Greg Ballard’s proclamation.
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS MAY COME, GREETINGS:
WHEREAS, 92.3 WTTS is a locally owned and operated radio station committed to enhancing the cultural climate of Indianapolis through world class rock music programming and community events; and
WHEREAS, WTTS, in conjunction with Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, Live Nation and other partners, has hosted annual Rock to Read concerts and other fundraisers since 2006 to benefit local children’s reading initiatives of the Indianapolis Public Library; and
WHEREAS, WTTS organizes the Rock to Read concerts and selects popular artists, including Los Lonely Boys, The Kooks, Collective Soul, Chris Isaak and Jackson Browne, to raise awareness and more than $100,000 to date for children’s reading programs at the Library; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of WTTS and its partners’ generous support of children’s literacy, the Library will present a music-themed 2015 summer reading program, Beatz & Bookz, where nearly 58,000 children and their parents will spend their summer reading together; and
WHEREAS, the City of Indianapolis commends 92.3 WTTS’s commitment and dedication to our community and children’s literacy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GREGORY A. BALLARD, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM JUNE 1, 2015, AS:
92.3 WTTS ROCK TO READ DAY
In the City of Indianapolis, and I ask all citizens to join me in this observation.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND CAUSED TO BE AFFIXED THE SEAL OF THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS ON THIS 6TH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
GREGORY A. BALLARD
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS