The Stephens Stars soccer team this morning headed to Midway Elementary to read to children as part of the school’s Literacy Week.
The service project ensures the team’s status as an NAIA Champion of Character, a program that promotes good sportsmanship on and off the field. The Stars soccer team is also a two-time recipient of the American Midwest Conference’s Fair Play & Sportsmanship Award.
While reading to children fulfilled a requirements, the Stars were happy to help out at Midway, said Head Coach Xander Kennedy, whose wife, Kristen, works as a school counselor at Midway.
“Our Stephens athletes really enjoyed it,” he said. “There was a nice buzz as we climbed back on the bus to return to campus. It is always satisfying to have others look up to you, and that’s how our Stephens women felt after working with the elementary children.”
Here are some photos from the event.
Most computers will open PDF documents automatically, but you may need to download Adobe Reader.