Mayor James to Partner with KPMG on Nationwide “Reading Relay”

November 29, 2013 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI


Monday morning, Kansas City Mayor Sly James will join KPMG’s efforts in their nationwide “Reading Relay.”  Ninety of the company’s corporate offices throughout the United States are conducting events in the coming weeks at schools and children-focused organizations. The KPMG family will volunteer their time to read to children and give each student five new books to take home with them.

“I’m looking forward to joining the KPMG family for this event and appreciate the company putting a focus on reading,” said Mayor Sly James.  “KPMG is a terrific corporate partner and I look forward to welcoming more businesses into the mission of Turn the Page KC.”

“KPMG is excited to partner with the Mayor’s Office to promote literacy in our urban core,” said Brad Sprong, Office Managing Partner for KPMG’s Kansas City location. “KPMG’s Family for Literacy, teaming with the Mayor’s Turn the Page KC initiative is a win-win partnership for the children of Kansas City to help them prosper in their education.”

At the Kansas City event, KPMG volunteers will make Where the Wild Things Are come to life in the auditorium of Whittier Elementary for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Mayor Sly James will be the special guest reader while KPMG volunteers and Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals mascot, will act out scenes from the book.

WHO: Mayor Sly James

KPMG Volunteers

Students of Whittier Elementary


Turn the Page KC

United Way’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

WHAT: Interactive book reading with K-2 students

WHEN: Monday, December 2nd at 10:30 am

WHERE: Whittier Elementary
1012 Bales Ave. Kansas City, MO 64127


Contact: Joni Wickham: 816-513-6582 or cell: 816-572-2152