MANCHESTER - Vermont Reading Partners will host their annual charity hockey match between the Green Mountain Boys and the Vermont Law Enforcement Hockey Club on Sunday, Feb. 17, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Riley Rink. Admission is free.

Sponsors for the event are The Perfect Wife Restaurant, The Spiral Press Cafe, The Manchester Journal, The Vermont News Guide, Stewart's Shops, Sonny's Blue Benn Diner, Dorset Union Store, Bistro Henry, Al Ducci's Italian Pantry, The Aspen at Manchester, Express Copy, Kilburn's Convenience Store, Manchester Pizza House, GSK Climate Control, State Farm Insurance Companies, Finn & Stone Insurance, The Bank of Bennington, Red Mtn. Construction, Vermont Law Enforcement Hockey Club, The Green Mtn. Boys, Jim and Marilyn Hand, The Richards Group, r. k. Miles, Inc., Gringo Jack's, and the East Dorset Jiffy Mart.

The afternoon will include "chuck-a-puck" (throw a puck closest to the center of the ice and win half the purse), raffle baskets, and free books for children of all ages.

The Bookshare table will be open from 3 p.m. Vermont Reading Partners, an affiliate of ProLiteracy is a volunteer literacy program that offers free help to children and adults throughout southwestern Vermont; reading, writing, math, English as another language, basic computer skills, GED study, and a School Program offered to 10 area schools.

For further information call 362-2323, e-mail vrp2323@sover.net or visit on the web at www.vermontreadingpartners.org.