Men's Soccer Takes Part in Read Across America
March 5, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's soccer team fanned out across Bloomington last Friday, visiting various elementary schools as part of Read Across America Day.
Read Across America Day is an opportunity for schools across the country to promote reading and literacy in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Indiana Athletics works with the Monroe County Community School Corporation to get student-athletes into as many participating classrooms as possible.
"Our student athletics had a great time reading and interacting with the young people in our community during Read Across America," said head coach Todd Yeagley. "Helping to inspire young kids to pick up a book and discover the joy of reading can change lives in so many positive ways. It was a great day for everyone involved."
Every member of the IU men's soccer team took part in the day, with head coach Todd Yeagley, assistant coach Brian Maisonneuve and players Harrison Petts, Kerel Bradford and Kyle Sparks visiting Binford Elementary. There they had a chance to act out one of Dr. Seuss' books.
In total, 120 student-athletes and coaches from 14 varsity sports visited 96 classrooms to read to a total of 2,690 MCCSC students.
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