LA Galaxy forward Edson Buddle and defender Todd Dunivant are going back to school tomorrow as part of the nationwide campaign, Read Across America Day. Buddle and Dunivant, along with 2010 Miss LA Galaxy Nicola Wales-Wong and Galaxy front office staff, will read a selection of Dr. Seuss books to Eshelman Avenue Elementary School students.
Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the beloved children's book author who penned Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The National Education Association's Read Across America campaign started in 1997 with the goal of encouraging children to read or be read to in the company of caring adults. More than 45 million people are expected to participant in this year's event.
At the conclusion of the reading, Buddle and Dunivant will present Principal Millie Mladinich and the Eshelman Avenue Elementary School Library with more than 100 books, posters and bookmarks donated by the California Teachers Association.
WHO: LA Galaxy forward Edson Buddle, defender Todd Dunivant, Miss LA Galaxy and staff.
WHAT: Galaxy players to read Dr. Seuss books to Eshelman Avenue Elementary School students.
WHEN:Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:Eshelman Avenue Elementary School - Library
25902 Eshelman Avenue
Lomita, CA 90717
VISUALS: Galaxy players, Miss LA Galaxy and front office staff in "Cat in the Hat" hats; Donation presentation; Players, Miss LA Galaxy and staff reading Dr. Seuss books; More than 250 smiling children, all of whom will be in their pajamas as the school is hosting a pajama party in concurrence with the reading event.
CONTACT: Jaime Cárdenas (310) 630-2215, firstname.lastname@example.org
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