USUE Team Members Exchange Basketballs for Books

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Second grade students at Creekview Elementary received a treat when they walked down the hall to the elementary school’s library Thursday. Instead of the normal sight, they were greeted by two members of the USU Eastern Men’s Basketball team and two university ambassadors.

It’s not the first time something like this has happened. As one of the ambassadors explained, a director at USUE organized this opportunity for members of the basketball team to come and read to students at local elementary schools. The help of ambassadors is employed as well. The purpose? To help the younger generation start thinking about college.

Quae Furlow and Solomon Rolls-Tyson were able to read stories to the second grade classes at Creekview Elementary and also to answer any questions the students had. The ambassadors also informed the students about the upcoming men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Oct. 13 which offers free admission for those who come with a donation of canned food.

The students enjoyed the chance to spend time with the local celebrities. “I wasn’t expecting it,” expressed Avy Atwood.

“I thought it was pretty cool,” Charity Greenhalgh said.

“I think it’s a good role model for the kids that USU-Eastern Basketball players read,” expressed Creekview Elementary Librarian Amy Richens. Richens also explained how she enjoyed seeing the positive reaction the students had to the visit.

“It’s really a great experience getting to meet the younger members of the community,” Furlow said.

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