TSU Football joins MNPS "Read Me Week"
Wednesday, February 24, 2010



TSU Football Head Coach Rod Reed is joined by Tiger football players, Brandon Bather, Jeremy Perry, and Renaloski St. Fleur, as they read and share with second grade classes at Bordeux Elementary School.

The Tennessee State University football team participated in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' "Read Me Week". TSU head football coach Rod Reed and several football players helped kick off the system wide event at Bordeaux Elementary school reading to the second grade classes while encouraging each student to read more and to keep learning.

This year's "Read Me Week" is scheduled for Feb. 22-26, with the theme Growing Readers. The week-long event highlights the importance and fun of reading.

Area businesses and organizations are recruited to adopt schools during "Read Me Week" and to send volunteers to their schools to read and share with the students. Community volunteers donate more than 1000 hours to preschools and elementary schools during "Read Me Week" each year.

Coach Reed explained to students the importance of reading and how it contributes to the student-athletes on and off the field.

"One of our primary goals this season is to continue to establish and strengthen our relationship with the community. Metropolitan Nashville, historically, has been a strong supporter of TSU Football and the athletic department," said head coach Rod Reed. "Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' Read Me Week is a fantastic program that encourages students to read. "It is also a great opportunity for our student-athletes to jump-start our community efforts. They enjoyed sharing and reading to the students and look forward to participating again."