Soccer players Omar Gomez and Blake Malone visited three different classrooms, reading books and taking pictures with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
“I think our kids are going to take away more excitement from reading books,” said Pattie Medina, the family liaison at Alsup Elementary School. “When people take time out of their day to come and read with them, it excites them.”
Malone, the center back for the Denver soccer club, said “it’s wonderful to give back” and that he hopes the students will also be inspired to pursue their dreams.
“I think it’s a role model opportunity,” Malone said. “Hopefully, it gives them something to believe in. This is definitely an experience that I wish I had as a kid.”
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