May 11, 2020
EVENT RECAP: AC CLIPPERS CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY WITH LEHIGH ELEMENTARY
ONTARIO, Calif –
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, the G-League affiliate of the Los Angeles Clippers, were proud to celebrate Read Across America Day with Lehigh Elementary School students on Monday, March 2nd, in Montclair, California.
Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1997 to celebrate the joyfulness of reading. The community event brings awareness to the value of reading, continued education, and serves as motivation for kids to read more. Also, it recognizes the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss and his published literary works.
Agua Caliente Clippers players and staff attended the event to share their love for reading to Lehigh students ranging from Preschool to Sixth grade. This event marks the second year that the team has celebrated Read Across America Day with the local youth.
“Celebrating Read Across America Day…with the AC Clippers was an outstanding experience for Lehigh Elementary students,” Said Christiane Ayoub-Garcia, Principal of Lehigh Elementary. “All our students, from Preschool to Sixth grade, had a visitor reading to them from the AC Clippers organization. This reinforced our focus on reading, allowed our students to connect with community members, and built student enthusiasm for college and careers. The readers were generous with their time and open to answering student questions; this was a day that our students would not forget. They are motivated to reaching their reading goals to attend the upcoming March 24th AC Clippers game. Lehigh would like to extend a huge thank you to the team and organization for volunteering your time to read to our students today. We loved having you here and are grateful for our partnership. Lehigh students are your biggest fans!”
The program event benefited youth under Wayne Bradley, Ontario-Montclair School District Learning & Teaching Coordinator, and Lehigh Elementary School faculty and staff. “Read Across America is a great opportunity for us to get out into our community and share with kids the importance of education and the fun of reading,” said Agua Caliente Clippers Team President, Justin Kemp. “If we can reach even one child and inspire them to be the best they can be, it makes it all worth it.”
The Agua Caliente Clippers continue their commitment to youth and community.
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