BRONX, N.Y. – South Bronx United, Inc. is holding its third annual Literacy Day this Saturday, May 1st at Macomb’s Dam Field from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  In line with the organization’s mission to use soccer as a tool to promote educational achievement, the purpose of South Bronx United’s Literacy Day is to foster a joy of reading among community children.

The event will take place in conjunction with South Bronx United’s Recreational Soccer Program, which serves over 400 boys and girls, ages 4-16. High school students will be leading reading groups for children ages 4-10 featuring books from the Wild Soccer Bunch series ( Free books will be available for children and families from the program to take home.  Books have been donated by Sole Books, Kiwi Magazine, and the New York Public Library, as well as individuals.

Literacy Inc. ( will also be on hand to promote literacy through by offering information on their program services, providing free reading materials and resources, as well as giving children a chance to participate in fun literacy activities on the field.  Raffles will be held every hour to give out select books and prizes.

For more information on this event, please contact Maya Pasini at South Bronx United, or (718) 404-9281.

South Bronx United uses soccer as a vehicle for social change. South Bronx United aims to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to unite a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.