Theater in the Park teamed up with Former Kansas City Chiefs Trent Green and the HIKE (Help Instill the Key to Education) program his Family Foundation supports. HIKE provides low-income children individualized reading instruction in order to improve their literacy, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life. HIKE needs books for its programs through Phoenix Family. Theatre patrons helped by donating OVER 700 new or gently used books (appropriate for middle schoolers and younger) during their run of “Tom Sawyer”. When patrons donated a book they received a coupon for a free box of popcorn.