PHOENIX - A group of Phoenix women and an ice cream store have something in common—books.
The Phoenix Suns Wives organization and Cold Stone Creamery have teamed up once again to host their annual book drive to provide reading material to local children. All 50 Cold Stone locations across the Valley will accept new or gently used books through March 10.
Creamery guests who donate a book at one of the locations will receive a complimentary “Like It” size ice cream creation.
The book drive will culminate on March 13 at US Airways Center when the Phoenix Suns play the Orlando Magic. Members of the Suns Wives will collect books at each entrance and will hand out one raffle ticket per book donated.
Each raffle ticket will have a chance to win one of five player-themed prize packages including an autographed jersey, a chance to meet a Suns player and a Cold Stone Creamery gift card.
The players featured are Grant Hill, Channing Frye, Jared Dudley, Mickael Pietrus and Steve Nash.
The Phoenix Suns Wives organization includes the spouses of players, coaches, staff and management. The group volunteers time, energy and resources to various charitable organizations throughout the valley and also sponsors an early literacy program.
Last year, the group collected more than 10,000 books for area children.