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Pace Teams, Administration Read Dr. Seuss Books To Children

Pace University student-athletes and administrators participated in nationwide event, Read Across America and read to young school children at Bedford Road School in Pleasantville.
Pace University student-athletes and administrators participated in nationwide event, Read Across America and read to young school children at Bedford Road School in Pleasantville. Photo Credit: Pace athletics website

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pace University athletics department visited the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville to read books to children for the nationwide Read Across America Day.

Members of the Pace administration and student-athletes from the football, volleyball and cheerleading teams volunteered to read to classes throughout the school and answered questions about their sport and their favorite books growing up. 

 Childhood favorites such as "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Oh The Places You’ll Go" were read to young students.

‘This is an event that our team looks forward to each year,” said sophomore volleyball player Alyssa Marchino. “We really enjoy visiting the school and celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading to the students.”

Each year, the Bedford Road School celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a theme from one of his famous children’s books. Bedford Road School consists of students from Kindergarten through fourth grade. 

NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday.