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Pine View School Launches “Rocket Read-A-Thon”

SARASOTA COUNTY, September 4, 2019 – Please consider joining the Pine View School community as they launch their 2019 Read-A-Thon. Attendees will have the opportunity to read with some of their favorite Pine View teachers, like Mr. Andy Vitkus and Miss Stacy Burkett, as well as author Dianne Ochiltree. There will be prize drawings and many more surprises! Pine View students attending the event will also receive a FREE goody bag.

Date & Location:

Saturday, September 7, 2019

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


4230 S Tamiami Trail

Venice, FL 34293



Admission to the launch event is FREE.

Donations to the Read-A-Thon campaign can be made at any time to the Pine View Association (PVA) here: – please select the “Read-A-Thon” option. The PVA is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible.


About the Read-A-Thon:

The Read-A-Thon is a Pine View School fundraiser that aims to fuel student enthusiasm for reading. Students are encouraged to collect pledges from family, neighbors, friends and the community to spread awareness about the importance of reading. Traditionally focused on elementary students, this year middle schoolers will be joining the event for the first time. The PVA hopes this year’s Read-A-Thon raises $50,000 and inspires student participants to read at least 500,000 minutes during the event window (September 7th to September 20th). The funds raised will help provide classroom materials, projects and STEM activities at the elementary and middle school levels.


Contact Information:

For more information, please email Priya Acharya at or call/text 941-321-9334.