Women's Water Polo, Men's & Women's Swimming In Read to Win Program
Dec. 14, 2010
STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of the Pacific men's and women's swimming team and women's water polo team visited Claudia Landeen Elementary and Mable Barron Elementary schools on Monday to participate in the Read to Win children's literacy program.
The swimming teams spent time read to every class at Claudia Landeen Elementary in an effort to discuss the benefits of reading and how books play a major role in life. The Tigers' women's water polo squad visited Mable Barron Elementary.
The students at each elementary school had the chance to hone their reading skills while the Pacific student-athlete shared their views on helping 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."
The Tigers also handed out bookmarks and free tickets to the Pacific women's basketball game against the University of Connecticut on December 28 if they had completed a set number of books since the Read to Win program kicked off last 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.