DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Baseball team took time out of its pre-game schedule to volunteer their team at Fair View Elementary School in Dover to read to the students there as part of the Read Across America Initiative and in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.
Several Wesley College Baseball student-athletes made the trip to Fair View Elementary and read aloud to students the many different stories from the legendary children's author Dr. Seuss. Both the Wesley student-athletes and the Fair View students enjoyed the experience.
The team read to each classroom, ranging from kindergarten classes all the way up to the fourth-graders. "It was great," said senior Eric Speidel. "We read to the little guys [kindergartners] and they seemed to really enjoy it."
Wesley College has been consistent in their volunteering and the relationship with Fair View Elementary has continued to benefit both student-athletes and the students attending the school. Guidance Counselor Jennifer Plews said, "Wesley student-athletes are always willing to come and read for our important events like Read Across America."
The baseball players not only read to the students, but also answered questions about their lives as student-athletes and what it took to reach their goals. The team also took some time to sign autographs as well.
"These students look up to the Wesley student-athletes as role models. They really look up to these young men and women who volunteer," said Plews.
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