Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour begins its journey as the Harrah’s headlining celebrity rallies the community to collect books for youth. In all, King has a goal of collecting 2100 books during this tour with the hopes of giving them to underprivileged students.
The tour kicks off with a special book drive at the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey games on February 4 & 5. The games begin at 7:05 p.m. and anyone who donates a minimum of three new or gently used school-aged books will receive two complimentary tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and a ticket to a future Wranglers hockey game.
Celebrating Nevada Reading Week (Feb. 28 – Mar. 4), King has partnered with Clark County READS, an initiative of The Public Education Foundation, to perform a special book reading/magic show for four at-risk elementary schools in our community.
King is reaching out to at-risk youth where literacy rates are at its their lowest to teach them the importance of reading and encourage these students to read. Each student from the assemblies will receive a book from Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour book drive.
“Reading is very important to me because it literally changed my life,” said King. “One of the reasons I became a magician is because I checked a magic book out of my school library as a kid. I want to give kids the opportunity to explore new topics through the magic of reading so that they too can find their passion in life. Please help a kid by donating a book to my Magical Literacy Tour”
“We are extremely grateful to have Mac King’s support in promoting the importance of reading in Southern Nevada while working to end the cycle of illiteracy,” said Judi Steele, president of The Public Education Foundation. “We applaud his generosity and commitment to our children, and we hope the community will join the effort by donating much needed books.”