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University of Memphis WBB #Fight4Literacy Presented by International Paper ('20-'21)

Proceeds benefit Coaching for Literacy


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Get off the sideline and #Fight4Literacy!

Sometimes we can all use an assist, whether it’s on the court or in real life. Join the Tigers, Coaching for Literacy, and International Paper to provide an assist to kids learning to read. 100% of donations will be granted to STREETSKnowledge Quest and MTR Camp to support literacy efforts in Memphis! These funds will be used to provide books, resources, and tutoring for local students.


The City of Memphis is hosting a #Fight4Literacy Week presented by International Paper and we want you to join us. Make a donation to support kids in Memphis today or be sure to check out participating businesses also supporting this campaign:

  • Staks Pancake Kitchen - 1.11 - 1.13 donating 10% of sales (both locations)

  • HopDoddy - 1.13 - mention the #Fight4Literacy at checkout and Hopdoddy will donate 20% of sales

  • Smoothie King - 1.15 - round up your purchase to benefit the #Fight4Literacy (Highland, Union, & Laurelwood locations only)

  • MUS Owls #Fight4Literacy Game - 1.26 @ 7:30 pm against St. Benedict at Auburndale

  • Buff City Soap - 1.27 from 1-7 pm Buff Gives Back Day - Midtown Location Only (10% donation when #Fight4Literacy mentioned at checkout)

  • Swanky's Taco Shop - 2.4 donating 10% of sales (both locations)

  • Cheffie's - 2.4 donating 10% of sales (both locations)

  • Tiger Book Store, Inc. - round up your purchase to benefit the #Fight4Literacy all month long

  • Old Dominick Distillery - promoting the #Fight4Literacy all month long

  • Neighborhood Barre - to host a virtual class via Facebook Live. Date TBD.

  • Belltower Coffeehouse & Studio - promoting the #Fight4Literacy


International Paper has pledged to match every gift, up to a total of $5,000 in this market! Will you join us to help STREETSKnowledge Quest, and MTR Camp?


Did you know that 66% of fourth-graders are reading below grade level? That year is so important because children LEARN TO READ until 3rd grade and after that, they READ TO LEARN.

100% of your donation to a #Fight4Literacy Game presented by International Paper can provide books, resources, and tutoring support for students in the home team’s market. Through this partnership, International Paper has committed $200,000 to support literacy efforts, with match challenges up to $5k in particular markets.

This campaign will support STREETSKnowledge Quest, and MTR Camp?.

Let’s get off the sideline and #Fight4Literacy! Make your donation today!

Check out our Men’s Game here.

Check out our other #Fight4Literacy Games here.

About Coaching for Literacy:

Coaching for Literacy uses the power of sports to raise awareness about the problem of illiteracy and funds for literacy programs serving students in grades K-3. We work with athletic teams and players to donate 100% of public funds to local literacy partners. We are connectors bringing individuals closer to the issue of illiteracy, with a core belief that literacy is a fundamental right of every individual.

About International Paper:

International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp, and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues, and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion.


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Coaching for Literacy uses the power of sports to raise awareness about the problem of illiteracy and funds for literacy programs serving students in grades K-3. 100% of funds raised through #Fight4Literacy Games are donated to local literacy programs to help kids learn to read.

Contributions made to this campaign are tax-deductible.

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