March 05, 2013
One Eagle, two Eagles, three and four; Eagles read books to schoolchildren Friday and then read some more!
A number of male Georgia Southern student-athletes and coaches spent part of their day Friday, March 1, at Langston Chapel Elementary School as part of Real Men Read Day.
Student ambassadors helped pick their favorite books for the Eagles to read aloud, including “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” and several Dr. Seuss books. This marked the 15th year of the Real Men Read program at LCES.
“The Real Men Read Day started when our school first opened as a way to get male mentors involved in our school and help show our children that reading is a cool thing to do,” said Karen Doty, principal of LCES.
Coaches and student-athletes from GSU men’s basketball, football and men’s soccer programs participated in Friday’s event, rotating through classrooms and grades, reading as many books as possible. After the reading sessions, the Eagles took time to answer questions about going to school at Georgia Southern, sports and their families.