Ya Gotta Read Rally!

Hello Parents & Guardians, 

The New York Mets and Delta Air Lines have partnered on the Ya Gotta Read! program to help foster a love of reading in students. We want your children to be excited to read, and we hope the appeal of the Mets and the potential to win prizes will help make them lifelong readers. 

Ya Gotta Read! will launch on Monday, February 13 to coincide with the start of Mets Spring Training and will last for six weeks. The goal is for your child to read 20 minutes every weeknight during the program. The more minutes your child reads, the more prizes they will earn! 


  • Each student will receive a Mets folder containing a reading log, a sticker sheet, and a baseball-themed scorecard which will show the prizes students can earn as they read. 
  • Students will read a certain number of minutes to advance around the bases with the goal of hitting a home run and reading for 600 minutes. 
  • Please initial your child’s reading log indicating which book they read and how many minutes they read for. 
  • Once your child reads enough minutes to reach a base, their teacher will reward them with a prize to encourage them to read more and get to the next base. 


  • 60 Minutes = Single. Reward: Pop-it key chain 
  • 80 Minutes = Double. Reward: Color-in pencil pouch 
  • 300 Minutes = Triple. Reward: Lunch box 
  • 600 Minutes = Home Run. Reward: 2 Mets tickets 



  • The student at your child’s school who reads the most minutes throughout the program will win four Field Level tickets to a Mets game, be honored on the field during a pre-game ceremony and receive a $100 Citi Field Gift Card! 
  • The class at your child’s school that reads the most minutes throughout the program will win a private tour of Citi Field, with access to the Mets clubhouse, dugout and press conference room! 


We hope your child enjoys participating in Ya Gotta Read! and hits a home run with the Mets and Delta! 



Erica Wells 

Coordinator, Foundation & Community Engagement 

New York Mets


Attached below is the translated letter in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.