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Reading Program, brought to you by Sanford Children's


The purpose of the Fargo Force Reading Program is to encourage youth in our community to understand the value and importance of reading while developing an enjoyment for doing it! The program is designed to reward those students who spend a portion of their time reading.



The program is free to classrooms Kindergarten - 6th grade within a 30-mile radius of Fargo-Moorhead. The program is 12 weeks long, beginning on Friday, November 4, 2022 and ending on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.


The teacher of each class will be responsible for tracking the class progress towards reaching their goal as a group and an individual booklet will be given to each student to track their own success. The booklets will be delivered to the teachers the week before the start of the program.

Throughout the course of the program, participating classrooms will have the opportunity to sign up for Fargo Force players to visit their class and read to their students! When requesting appearances, please note that they are based on availability in accordance with the team’s schedule. Players are not available on game days or on travel days (typically one-day prior/following to an away game).


Reading Goals

The teacher of each classroom will receive booklets for each student in their class. The booklet is split into 3 periods, where the student must reach their individual goal in order to get to the next period. The 3 period goals are as follows:

1st Period Goal (November 30th) 600 minutes read


2nd Period Goal (December 31st) 600 minutes read


3rd Period Goal (January 31st) 600 minutes read


By the end of the program, each child should have 1800 minutes finished!


Any reading can be counted including parents/guardians reading to students and teachers reading to students/reading aloud during class periods. A parent, guardian or teacher must initial next to minutes read throughout each period to confirm that it was completed.



Upon completing each goal as listed above, the student will be awarded a prize for their efforts and as an incentive to complete the full program! The student will receive the following prizes depending on what goal(s) they complete:


1st Period Prize 1: Free Kids Club Ticket Voucher + Prize

2nd Period Prize 2: Fargo Force Prize

3rd Period Prize 3: Fargo Force Prize


Teachers will be provided the vouchers at the beginning of the program and are to award their students as the individual goals are accomplished for the first period. The other gifts will be delivered upon goals being reached. All teachers are to report the number of students who completed the second and third period goals so that the correct number of prizes may be delivered.


The Fargo Force encourage all students to reach beyond their goals as a pizza party with Ogie and the Force players will come to the classroom who reads the most minutes as a group at the end of the program!

When the program concludes, each class who participates will also be invited to a game at Scheels Arena for FREE and family/friends will get a discounted ticket rate!


Reader of the Month

At the end of each month (November through January), each participating teacher has an option to nominate one student for the Fargo Force Reader of the Month award. Each Reader of the Month will be awarded a certificate and will be invited as a special guest to a game with his/her family, where they will be announced and put up on the big screen! The winner will also receive a signed T-Shirt, Fargo Force game puck, a certificate with their name on it, and will be recognized on the Fargo Force website!


Registration Information

If you would like to sign your class up for the 2022-23 Fargo Force Reading Program, please contact Sami Johansen at


Deadline to register is October 14, 2022.


Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Fargo Force Reading Program, please contact Sami Johansen at