Reach Out and Read Introduces Read, White and Boom

June 23, 2010

Reach Out and Read at Nationwide Children’s Hospital introduces “Read, White and Boom” presented by All-American Moving and Storage on Friday, July 2 at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 371 Maier Place near downtown Columbus.  This event will benefit the Reach Out and Read Program of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a pediatric literacy program dedicated to encouraging family literacy activities in the home prior to a child’s entrance into the school system.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. and will include a delicious buffet from City Barbecue, family-friendly activities such as children’s authors, face painting, tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), a balloon artist and live entertainment by the Bug Hounds.

Event sponsors include the presenting sponsor, All-American Moving and Storage, as well as, GSW Worldwide, Rent-A-John, Creative Destinations, Sit Means Sit Dog Training, Costco, The Lemon Family, Retirement Strategies, Ltd. and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.

Advanced tickets are required.  Ticket prices are $10 for children, $30 for adults, $50 per couple or a family package of 2 adults and 2 children for $65.  To purchase tickets visit For more information, please contact Claudia Barrett at 614-355-8619.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at