Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bounce TV Give Away 1,000 Books

Press Release:

Bounce Partners with Scripps Howard Foundation to Give Away 1,000 Books
At Scholastic Book Fair in Atlanta on National Reading Day, Thurs. Jan. 23

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ATLANTA (January 17, 2020) – The Bounce television network has joined the Scripps Howard Foundation in its annual “If You Give a Child a Book…” literacy campaign to co-host a Scholastic Book Fair on National Reading Day, Thursday, January 23 at Garden Hills Elementary School in Atlanta.

In the program’s first three years, the “If You Give a Child a Book…” initiative has distributed more than 180,000 books to children. The campaign is a partnership of the Scripps Howard Foundation, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and members of the Scripps family. It receives donations from Scripps employees and matching dollars from the Foundation and family.  

Bounce, part of The E.W. Scripps Company, raised enough money for “If You Give a Child a Book…”  to earn a book fair for students in the network’s hometown, with SCHOOL being selected for the event. The funds raised by Bounce - which the Foundation matched - go toward the purchase of books for the fair, where over 1,000 free books will be given to students K-5. The books are purchased at a discount through a partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs, further maximizing the purchase power of every donated dollar.

The Book Fair kicks off with an assembly in the school’s gym at 8:30 a.m. and will include a special appearance by Clifford, The Big Red Dog.

The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes. The Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the industry’s top honors for outstanding journalism. The Foundation improves lives and helps build thriving communities. It partners with Scripps brands to create awareness of local issues and supports impactful organizations to drive solutions.

Bounce (@bouncetv) is the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans, with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP). 

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