As part of the Indiana Fever ‘s Read Like a Pro initiative and the Indianapolis Public Library’s Call-The-Fever program, Fever players Marissa Coleman, Briann January, Maggie Lucas and Jeanette Pohlen attended the Indianapolis Public Library’s Central Branch in downtown Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon to read with third graders from Charles W. Fairbanks Elementary School.
This annual reading timeout event allows children to interact with their favorite Fever players while learning the importance and true value of reading as a lifelong skill.
After arriving at the library and being introduced to the Fever players, students eagerly split off into small groups throughout the library and the players rotated reading to each group. Each of the players engaged the third graders by asking them questions about the books and how they related to their own lives.
Before the event was over, Fever player made sure to stress again the lasting importance of reading and how each of them uses reading in their day-to-day lives as professional athletes. The players also lent advice to the young third graders.
“Don’t get frustrated if you don’t know a word,” Lucas told the students. “Keep reading and you’ll get better and that’s when it really becomes fun.”
Through Indiana’s Read Like a Pro initiative, Fever fans can hear their favorite Fever players reading a book through the Call-The-Fever program presented by Old National Bank. Each week in August a different Fever player will be featured reading some of their favorite children’s books. Call the Fever at (317) 275-4444 or toll free at (877) 275-9007!