Cagers Kick Off Monarch Reading Program
By ODU Athletics
Oct. 14, 2006
Members of the Old Dominion University men's and women's basketball Squads participated in the inaugural Monarchs Reading Program at various schools around the Norfolk area last week.
The Monarchs who participated were Vicki Collier (Upper Marlboro, MD.) at Dreamkeepers's Academy; T.J. Jordan (Portsmouth, VA.) at Ghent Elementary, Frank Hassell (Chesapeake, VA.) at Campostella Elementary and John Morris (Camp Hill, PA.) at Bayview Elementary.
The program is a partnership between Old Dominion University athletics, Global Spectrum (operator/manager, Ted Constant Convocation Center) and Norfolk Public Schools.
In partnership with Norfolk Public Schools, 20,000 official bookmarks were Distributed to students in each elementary school in the Norfolk Public School District. Every child who reads four or more books during the eight-week program will Receive a free ticket to a Monarchs or Lady Monarchs home basketball game, where they will be recognized at halftime.