Club Read

Central New Mexico Reading Program

Dion’s and the Albuquerque Isotopes are strongly committed to providing programs that support youth in our community. The Club Read program encourages students to read and rewards them for their dedication. Our hope is that kids will find themselves on a life-long journey committed to reading and learning.

The 2024 Club Read program runs from April 8th through July 29th. Students preschool through 5th grade may participate. More details are below!

Your 1st Home Run

Students can read six age-appropriate books and fill out the 1st scorecard to hit a Home Run. The 1st scorecard may be redeemed at participating Dion’s locations in New Mexico* to receive:

  • One slice of pizza with one topping at Dion’s
  • A 2nd Club Read scorecard
Your 2nd Home Run

Students can read six more age-appropriate books and fill out the 2nd scorecard to hit another Home Run. The 2nd scorecard may be redeemed at the Isotopes Administrative Offices at RGCU Field at Isotopes Park (2nd floor, between 10:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday) or at the Guest Services Booth during an Isotopes game to receive:

  • A new book and bookmark
  • One Reserved Level ticket voucher for an Isotopes non-restricted Tuesday-Thursday Home Game
  • One coupon for a free small drink at an Isotopes Home Game
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • One entry for the Grand Prize drawing

Dion’s is hosting a series of special events this summer for students to redeem their completed Club Read 2nd scorecards. Students can receive their free book and other fun prizes, be entered into the Grand Prize drawing and meet Orbit from the Albuquerque Isotopes!

Saturday 6/15 - 11:30am-12:30pm - Dion’s at Cottonwood Mall (10010 Coors Bypass NW)

Saturday 6/29 - 11:30am-12:30pm - Dion’s at Rio Bravo & Coors (3811 Las Estancias Court)

Saturday 7/13 - 11:30am-12:30pm - Dion’s at Cabezon in Rio Rancho (1502 Unser Boulevard SE)

Saturday 7/20 - 11:30am-12:30pm - Dion’s at Academy & Wyoming (8010 Academy Road NE)

Grand Prize

After completing the 2nd scorecard, students will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing where one lucky reader will receive:

  • Four Suite-Level tickets as Orbit’s special guest at the Grand Prize Game
  • Ceremonial first pitch
  • An autographed baseball
  • A custom Isotopes jersey
  • One Baseball Bucks booklet
  • Dion’s pizza to enjoy during the game
  • $50 Dion’s gift card

Please contact the Home Office at 505-858-1010 for more information or questions.

*Participating New Mexico locations include Dion’s in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Los Lunas

2023 Grand Prize Winners:

  • Eli Foster, 5th grade
  • Eli Endecott, Kindergarten
  • Jinan Marwan, 4th grade
  • Drake Levin, 2nd grade

Club Read School Award

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Club Read in 2023, Dion’s introduced a special award to recognize the librarian at the school with the highest level of participation for their efforts and support of the program. Read more about the Laura Rasmussen Love of Reading Award here.