DALLAS, Dec. 21, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Tim Tebow will channel his passion for winning on the football field to help Pizza Hut and the BOOK IT! Reading Program motivate children to read more and develop a lifelong love of reading. On Feb. 15, 2012, Tim will host the fifth America's Biggest Storytime event, where he will read his favorite childhood book - Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – to youngsters across the globe via the web.
As a "Thank You" for Tim's participation, BOOK IT! will make a donation to the Tim Tebow Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.
Pizza Hut and BOOK IT! established the America's Biggest Storytime event in 2007 to feed the need for reading traditions in today's households. The 2011 event drew more than 500,000 viewers.
The link to view Tim's America's Biggest Storytime reading on February 15 will be released in January. More information about the BOOK IT! Program can be found at bookitprogram.com. Fans can learn more about the Tim Tebow Foundation at timtebowfoundation.org.
In 1985, Pizza Hut established the BOOK IT! National Reading Incentive Program to motivate children to read more and help them develop a lifelong love of reading. BOOK IT! is a six-month program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, visit www.bookitprogram.com or keep up with BOOK IT! via its social media outlets @BOOKITprogram or Facebook.com/BOOKIT1985.
Pizza Hut, America's Favorite Pizza, delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2009 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began more than 50 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates nearly 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). To check out what's new at Pizza Hut visit PizzaHut.com, or keep up with the brand via its social media channels at social.PizzaHut.com.
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