MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Members from the Georgia College men’s and women’s basketball teams recently visited The Early Learning Center to read to pre-school children for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday is celebrated nationally as the Read Across America Day. This is a day for schools to highlight the importance of developing a love for reading at an early age.
“We read two to three books to each classroom and discussed the importance of reading to help motivate students to want to read more,” said women’s head coach Maurice Smith.
The trip to the school was a part of the continuing efforts of Bobcat student-athletes in taking part in community service around the county. Student-athletes took part in reading Dr. Seuss novels to the students and even dressed up in Dr. Seuss hats to help celebrate.
“It is extremely important for our student-athletes to participate in community service,” said Smith. “Children look up to athletes as role models in the community and anytime we can get out and do something positive for the community, we do.”
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