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Ragin’ Readers Program Announced with Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics

Louisiana Athletics and its Young Ragin’ Cajuns Club have partnered with the Lafayette Public Library System to create Ragin’ Readers, presented by Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The initiative promotes the library’s goal for children (teens, and adults) in Acadiana to read more than three million minutes this summer.

“We’re excited to launch another local outreach program for Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics, especially with a partner like the Lafayette Public Library, which is a cornerstone of our community,” Deputy Director of Athletics for External Operations Nico Yantko said. “This partnership will encourage and incentivize young people to discover the value of reading, while introducing them to the Ragin’ Cajuns and our outstanding university.”

The program encourages children from kindergarten through sixth grade to read at least 20 minutes per day for 30 days. Ragin’ Readers participants are able to earn prizes from Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics including Sonic Drive-In coupons, Young Ragin’ Cajuns Club sunglasses, and Coach Napier bobbleheads. Additionally, tickets to one football and one men’s basketball game will be provided free of charge to participants. Children that complete the challenge will be recognized during a football game this season.

Parents and guardians can print off the Ragin’ Readers challenge log or bingo board to participate. When finished, email the form(s) to for confirmation and instructions on picking up prizes.

For more information about the Ragin’ Readers challenge, visit
To download the Ragin’ Readers challenge log, click here.
To download the Ragin’ Readers Bingo Board, click here.
Want to download the Young Ragin’ Cajuns Club Activity Book? Click here!

To register for the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge, go to

Please Note: Due to NCAA rules, participants in seventh grade or higher are not eligible to participate in the Ragin’ Readers challenge. The Library’s Summer Reading Challenge is open to all ages.

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