Tigers Kick Off 2010-11 Read To Win Program
Nov. 11, 2010
Stockton, Calif. - University of the Pacific and Lincoln Elementary School are teaming up to support Read to Win, a children's literacy program for all third graders at Lincoln Elementary. By partnering with Pacific student-athletes, Lincoln Elementary hopes to add excitement to reading and help children develop a lasting love for literature.
"This is the third year of our Read to Win Program," Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services & Compliance/ Senior Woman Administrator Holly Trexler said. "Pacific Athletics is taking an active role in encouraging literacy in Stockton. Our student-athletes serve as role models and show how important reading is, and how fun reading can be."
Field hockey, soccer, and women's water polo student-athletes and staff members went to Lincoln Elementary on November 10, 2010 to read to 3rd grade classes in an effort to discuss the benefits of reading and how books play a major role in life. Kids get a chance to hone their reading skills while hanging out with a of Pacific student-athlete.
In addition to spending time going over books with the kids, Pacific student-athletes distributed the Read to Win book list. This community outreach program offers students a free ticket to watch the Pacific women's basketball team take on University of Connecticut on December 28 if they read twenty books in one month. By giving back to the community and taking an active role in supporting literacy, Pacific student-athletes have the chance to help society and serve as positive role models for children.