Mavs challenge fans

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The Mavs Reading Challenge is back to encourage the love of reading for kids of all ages. In an effort to improve reading literacy throughout North Texas, the Mavericks and Whataburger are challenging students, grades K-12, to join the program by reading 20 minutes a day, starting now through Mar. 31. All participants who log 20 minutes a day for at least 40 days will receive a certificate and a free meal, as well as a Mavs swag bag. The top 20 young Mavs fans who read and log the most minutes will receive two tickets to a Mavs game, while the top reader will receive a mascot visit to his/her classroom, along with Mavs and Whataburger gear. To sign up, parents, kids and teachers can visit or their closest Dallas Public Library branch. — Collin Kim