Ryan and Krystle Howard held the inaugural “Stand Up For Literacy” Event at The Franklin Institute on July, 29th, 2013. The event was hosted by Ryan and Krystle Howard and featured a cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auctions and most of all, stand up comedy. Guests included Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, John Lannan, Kyle Kendrick, Laynce Nix, Mike Adams and Kevin Frandsen.
The Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation is dedicated to improve the lives of children by promoting academic and athletic development. Their goal is to engage students in the essential area of literacy, leading them on a path to a brighter future. The Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation created The Ryan Howard Reading Challenge, a K-3 literacy-based program to engage students to read.