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Kids can read to win a special visit with a state trooper

June 12, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages children 10 years and under to read, will run from Wednesday, June 12 through August 30. Participants must read 10 books about transportation, complete a Reading Challenge Ticket documenting the books read and submit it to the WisDOT Office of Public Affairs.

Participants who complete the challenge will receive a gift and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a special visit with a State Patrol trooper. Winners will be notified by September 4. For more information about the program and to access a Reading Challenge Ticket, visit WisDOT’s Transportation Reading Challenge web site. Completed forms must be mailed to:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 103B
Madison, WI 53707-7910

The Transportation Reading Challenge is part of Governor Scott Walker’s Read to Lead Initiative, aimed to advance the development and growth of reading skills among young children in Wisconsin. Last fall, five children from Chippewa, Dane, Kewaunee, Portage and Washington counties were rewarded with special safety visits from state troopers in their communities and schools.

For more information, contact:
Peg Schmitt, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581,



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