Call-A-Pacer back for 22nd year

Players will take turns sharing children's stories on the phone.

The Indiana Pacers are teaming up with the Indianapolis Public Library for the 22nd year for Call-A-Pacer, sponsored by Stanley Security Solutions.

Callers can listen to players read part of a children’s story. Fans can visit the local library to check out the features book of the week, receive an autographed photo of that week’s featured reader and enter to win a book signed by the Pacers reader and an official “I’m a Pacers All-Star Reader” sticker.

Fans of all ages can call either (317) 275-4444 or (877) 275-9007 or log onto to hear players read pre-selected children’s stories. Phone lines are open 24 hours and may be accessed by up to four listeners at a time.

The schedule begins March 2 with Paul George reading the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham. Rodney Stuckey will share Alex and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst the next week.

Ian Mahinmi reads Pete Won’t Eat by Emily Arnold McCully in the third week. Next is Luis Scola turning the pages of Nino Wrestled the World by Yuyi Morales.

The rest of the schedule has Roy Hibbert, Chris Copeland, Solomon Hill, George Hill, C.J. Miles, Damjan Rudez, C.J. Watson, David West and Frank Vogel taking turns.

Call-A-Pacer was created to encourage school-age children to read and visit their neighborhood library. Stories will conclude the week of May 18 and will be posted on The program is part of the Pacers Cares education initiative.

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