Monarch Cagers Read Books to Local Elementary Schools Wednesday

October 09, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 9, 2007

The Old Dominion University men's and women's basketball teams will visit five area elementary schools, sharing their favorite children's book with students, to kick off the second annual Monarch Reading Program with Norfolk and Portsmouth PublicElementary Schools.

ODU student athletes will visit the following schools:

10 am Richard Bowling Elementary (Abdi Lidonde)
      Chesterfield Academy (Brian Henderson and Jen Nuzzo
      Brighton Elementary (Megan Pym and TJ Jordan)

10:30 am Coleman Place Elementary (Kent Bazemore) Lindenwood Elementary (Etiole Imama)

In partnership with Norfolk and Portsmouth Public Schools, 30,000 official bookmarks will be distributed to students in each public elementary school in the Norfolk and Portsmouth schools. Every child who reads four or more books during the six-week program will receive a free ticket to a Monarch or Lady Monarch home basketball game, where they will be recognized at halftime.