To determine how many prison beds will be needed in future years, some states actually base part of their projection on how well current elementary students are performing on reading tests
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau


  • Summer 1999
    First Football Camp
  • Fall 1999
    Ryan, Mike and Luke read to 2nd graders in 7 schools
  • June 2003
    First Celebrity 8-Ball Shootout
  • June 2006
    2nd & 7 hires first employee (Executive Director, Amy Hoying)
  • 2006
    Gene Smith meeting/OSU Dept of Athletic involvement begins
  • Spring 2008
    The Hog Mollies and the Pickle Pie Party - first book in series is published
  • Spring 2009
    Board of Directors established
  • Spring 2009
    The Hog Mollies and the Rocky Relay Race
  • Fall 2009
    Program grows outside of Ohio
  • Spring 2010
    The Hog Mollies and the Zooming Zackle Zoit
  • Spring 2011
    The Hog Mollies and the Amazing Aquatic Adventure
  • 2011
    Albuquerque, NM implements program using high school student-athletes for the first time
  • Spring 2012
    The Hog Mollies and the Camp Carmen Campfire
  • March 2013
    First Derby event
  • Spring 2013
    The Hog Mollies and the Great Golden Gizmo
  • Spring 2014
    The Hog Mollies and the Big Birthday Bash
  • July 2014
    First Pay It FOREward Golf Outing
  • September 2014
    2nd & 7 grows staff by adding two new part-time positions
  • October 2014
    Grand opening of first office at 7949 N. High Street
  • Spring 2015
    The Hog Mollies and Sloopy the Silver Snake
  • January 2016
    First strategic planning retreat for Board of Directors
  • February 2016
    First 2.7 Day celebration
  • Spring 2016
    The Hog Mollies and Huddle's Healthy Halo
  • September 2016
    Staff grows to 2 full-time and 2 part-time positions