SFU Student-Athletes to Participate in “Read Across America”


SFU student-athletes will participate in “Read Across America” this semester for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Read Across America is an annual event that will be held nationally this year on March 2. The event is a nationwide reading celebration created by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1997. Its goal is to promote literacy and encourage a love of reading among children.

The staff in the University’s Student-Athlete Development Office – John Krimmel, Shannon Corbett and Amy McNally – decided to make Read Across America a week-long opportunity for SFU students to visit students around the region and engage them in reading.

Student-athletes from each SFU team will spend time reading with area students ranging in age from 2 to 14 during the week of Feb. 27-March 2.

Red Flash student-athletes will read with students from schools in Cresson, Lilly, Gallitzin and Loretto.

“This is an opportunity to share my love for books with kids all over the area and give back to the community,” said junior soccer player and Economics major Paige Theobald.