March 13, 2014
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Members of Florida Atlantic University's women's soccer team read to first, second, and third graders at Advent Lutheran School on Thursday, Mar. 13, as part of the 2nd & 7 Foundation's initiative to fight illiteracy.
Juniors Alexa Arrasate, Julie Taylor, Gabriella Sosa, and sophomore Sophie Sanchez spent time with the students stressing the importance of teamwork and a lifelong commitment to reading in order to be successful. Each class also received a copy of the book that was read.
"It is fun interacting with the elementary students and watching them get enthused about reading and learning," said Sanchez.
FAU and its student-athletes are dedicated to community service and making a difference. This event was one of many that the university has participated in. This year FAU, student-athletes have visited several schools with a focus on reading.
"It is awesome to have a positive impact and give young children someone to look up to in their own community," said Taylor.
The mission of The 2nd & 7 Foundation, a non-profit based in Columbus, Ohio, is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. Since its inception in 1999, The 2nd & 7 Foundation has continued to extend its reach and now involves student-athletes from programs around the country.
For information about upcoming events, or if you are interested in getting involved, please visit FAUsports.com or contact Molly Reiss at 561-297-2953 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.