Hawkeye Readers brings football players into classrooms

About a dozen members of the University of Iowa football team visited classrooms at two Iowa City elementary schools last week as part of the third year of the  Hawkeye Readers program.

The program, a partnership between the UI football program and the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, brings the UI student-athletes into classrooms to talk about the importance of reading and their educational path as it relates to their collegiate success. They also work with the elementary students by reading to them and hearing the students read.

The players visited fifth and sixth grade students at Mark Twain and third through sixth graders at Grant Wood. They will meet with the students for five more weeks through the program.  Participating players include: Jordan Lomax, Macon Plewa, Louis Trinca-Pasat, Brandon Scherff, Austin Blythe, Mike Meyer, Ray Hamilton, Brett Van Sloten, Riley McMinn, Mark Weisman, Andrew Donnal, and Marcus Collins.

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