Stockton, Calif. - University of the Pacific and Lincoln Unified School Distric are teaming up to support Read to Win, a children's literacy program for students various schools throughout Stockton. By partnering with Pacific student-athletes, Lincoln Unified School District hopes to add excitement to reading and help children develop a lasting love for literature.
"This is the fourth year of our Read to Win Program," Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services & Compliance/ Senior Woman Administrator Holly Trexler said. "Pacific Athletics is taking an active role in encouraging literacy in Stockton. Our student-athletes serve as role models and show how important reading is, and how fun reading can be."
Men's and women's swimming and went to Colonial Heights Elementary on November 1, 2011 while women's soccer went to Lincoln Elementary on November 8 to read to classes in an effort to discuss the benefits of reading and how books play a major role in life. Kids get a chance to hone their reading skills while hanging out with a University of Pacific student-athlete. Student-athletes and staff of men's basketball will be heading to Sierra Middle School soon.
By giving back to the community and taking an active role in supporting literacy, Pacific student-athletes have the chance to help society and serve as positive role models for children.