The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. They seek to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs, the recognition/honour of our nation’s military, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Their cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros MLB Youth Academy and the Astros RBI Program. (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).
The objective was to create a sports themed website for elementary to primary grade children which will encourage them to do maximum reading in order to receive top recognition on website leaderboard or even ticket to Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox baseball team.
The website had to include program information and books and children can read and attempt the multiple-choice question after reading a particular book.
The website provided detailed statistics about child reading habits and measure and track information like how many children attempted to read books, which book they chose to read, how many points they scored after the reading and other useful information to track their progress. The website also gauged the number of hours children spent while reading hence creating a positive reading routine.