Student-Athletes Volunteer for "March is Reading Month"

MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan University student-athletes stepped up during the month of March to help promote "March is Reading Month" with Mount Pleasant area youth.

"March is Reading Month" encourages teachers and facilitators across America to get engage kids in reading.

On March 21, student-athletes from CMU's baseball and field hockey programs visited Michelle Rupe's second grade classroom at Pullen Elementary for reading and recess time.

Representatives from CMU's volleyball, track and field, soccer, field hockey and baseball teams participated in "Storytimes" at Faith Johnson Memorial Library on three different occasions. The highlight was Sunday, March 27, when members of CMU's MAC champion soccer program visited the library for "Score with Books and a Movie," which included a reading session with the Chippewas followed by a showing of the movie, Gracie, about a young woman who fights to play soccer on an all-boys varsity team.

The school and library visits were organized through the C.A.R.E. program, which is continually striving to give back to the communities surrounding the greater Mount Pleasant area. Click here for more information on the C.A.R.E. program.

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