Shenandoah announces return of Stagg Bowl, new reading program

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The City of Shenandoah and the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Sept. 13 the Stagg Bowl—the championship game for Division III football—will be returning to the area this year.

The official announcement will take place during a press conference Sept. 18, according to a press release from Shenandoah Convention and Visitor Bureau director John Mayner. The game is scheduled to take place Dec. 20; it will be the second time Shenandoah has hosted.

Mayner wrote that in addition to bringing the Stagg Bowl to town, the NCAA is partnering with the city and two Conroe ISD schools to promote the “Read for a Better Life” and “Readers Become Leaders” programs to educate children on the importance of reading.

Second and third grade students at Houser and Lamar elementary schools will be taking part in the program. Participating classrooms will be receiving reading libraries, and students will be required to keep a log of the time they spend reading and the books they read.

Students who read the most will be recognized during the Stagg Bowl championship game at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

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