ETSU men’s basketball continues partnership with Coaching for Literacy
ETSU men’s basketball continues partnership with Coaching for Literacy
Monday, January 13, 2020

#Fight4Literacy game to be held on Wednesday  

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2020) -- ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes and the Buccaneers will continue their partnership with Coaching for Literacy (CFL) to raise awareness about the issue of illiteracy in America and to provide support for young children struggling to read in Johnson City.

The Bucs’ Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy game is this Wednesday, January 15 when ETSU hosts Samford inside Freedom Hall. Tip-off is set at 7 p.m.

Fight for Literacy Games bring coaches, players, and fans together in a common cause: ensuring our children can read. 

Kids all across the state of Tennessee are in the fight of their lives. A fight to read proficiently by the end of third-grade. In fact, 67% of fourth-grade students in Tennessee are not reading at the proficient level. 

"We want to encourage our fans to join with us in Coaching for Literacy’s mission to give every child the ability to read,'' said Coach Forbes. “Through our #Fight4Literacy Game, we will help young students in our community and create a brighter future.” 

During the #Fight4Literacy the ETSU coaching staff will wear CFL’s #Green4Literacy awareness kit, showcasing a green tie as well as a green lapel pin and wrist band. 


Thanks to the support of its partners and Americans nationwide, Coaching for Literacy has conducted over 125 #Fight4Literacy Games with more than 50 NCAA teams. Their work generates crucial awareness and has provided over $280,000 to fund over 85 literacy projects supporting more than 15,000 children nationwide. The mission of Coaching for Literacy is to use the power of sports to raise awareness about the problem of illiteracy and generate financial support for literacy programs nationwide. 

To learn more about why literacy matters and explore how you can make a difference for literacy efforts in your community, visit

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