MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin transportation officials are inviting kids to compete for a chance to win a special visit with a State Patrol trooper.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has introduced its Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages children 10-years-old and younger to pick up a book and learn about transportation.
Participants will be given a gift and entered into a drawing to win a visit with a state trooper if kids read 10 books about transportation. The contest runs from Wednesday, June 12 through August 30.
A winner will be chosen by early September. For more information about the program and to find out how to get involved, visit WisDOT's website.
A DOT spokesperson says the contest is part of Gov. Scott Walker's Read to Lead Initiative, aimed to advance the development and growth of reading skills among young children in Wisconsin.
Last fall, five children from Chippewa, Dane, Kewaunee, Portage and Washington counties were rewarded with special safety visits from state troopers in their communities and schools.