Real Men Read Day celebrates local success

March 14, 2014 by  

Last Friday saw Real Men Read Day hit Statesboro, with men from GSU heading to local schools to read stories out loud to local kids.

Acting as the headquarters for the day, perhaps publicised with the help of local print companies, was the Langston Chapel library. Here, the poster printing carried out really showcased what the event was all about, while everyone involved had a great time.

Now in its 16th year, the day is all about engaging local children to read more. Helping to make this happen, both coaches and athletes from Georgia Southern head into the schools and spend a few hours reading to as many classes as possible.

The children clearly enjoyed the day, also getting the chance to quiz the athletes reading to them. Karen Doty, the principal of Langston Chapel Elementary School, said:

“It is very meaningful to our children.”

Thanking the Georgia Southern Eagles for taking time to mark the event, Doty continued to say it was important for local kids to see their up and coming heroes reading and enjoying it. She went on to say that it was not just the children that benefited, though.

According to Doty, many of the readers have confessed to her how much they have enjoyed themselves, also being cheered by it taking them back to their own days in school.