1st Quarter Participants


The Charlotte 49ers are excited to continue their program called "Reading with Norm". This incentive-based reading program is designed to encourage kids to read throughout the year.

Eligible Participants:
Local schools grades K-5th.

Each student needs to read a minimum of 10 age appropriate books each quarter. The student must record these books on the bookmark provided to them by the Charlotte 49ers. At the conclusion of each quarter, the bookmark should be mailed to the Charlotte 49ers. All students who successfully complete the challenge each quarter will receive two complimentary tickets to a Charlotte 49ers athletics event and will also have their name listed on the website.

Program Specifics:
For the 2014-2015 school year there will be four quarters. A separate bookmark will be provided for each quarter and will need to be mailed to us at the conclusion of each quarter.

1st Quarter: August 25 - October 27

2nd Quarter: October 27- January 20

3rd Quarter: January 21 - March 31

4th Quarter: April 1 - June 11

1st Quarter: 2 GA tickets to select women's basketball game
2nd Quarter: 2 GA tickets to select men's basketball game
3rd Quarter: 2 GA tickets to select baseball game
4th Quarter: 2 GA tickets to men's or women's soccer home opener in Fall 2015

Students who complete 2 quarters will receive a Charlotte 49er pencil and those who successfully complete 4 quarters will receive a Charlotte 49er folder.

Schools- Two schools will be awarded a visit from Norm the Niner and some 49ers student-athletes and coaches. Details of the visit will be determined with the winning schools.

  • School with highest percentage of student participation after completion of 2nd quarter.
  • School with the highest average number of books read per student for the 2014-15 school year (all 4 quarters).

*Please note, in the event of a tie, the winning school will be randomly selected from those schools which are tied.

To participate in the Reading with Norm program, please contact Alexia Walker or complete a form an send in via e-mail at or fax at (704) 687-5328.