Our Read Across America Day w/ Local Sport Leaders

Our Read Across America Day w/ Local Sport Leaders
Posted on 03/04/2019
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On March 1, 2019, professional sports and event management leaders from the Charleston area participated in a one-day Sports Leaders & Literacy reading program at Jane Edwards School in honor of Read Across America Day.

The event started with our students and staff promoting their favorite book.  Next, students and staff marched in a character parade showcasing their favorite book.  Following the school-wide assembly, each sports leader read a Dr. Seuss book to a classroom of students, described what it’s like to work in sports, and answered questions from students.


Sports Leaders included the following:

  • Michael Kelleher, president, & Leo the mascot, Charleston Battery

  • Cassidy Brown, Community Relations and Game Operations Manager, Chris Leone, Ice Hockey Player, South Carolina Stingrays

  • Kathleen Wilson, world-class endurance swimmer
  • Devon Smalls, Head Football Coach, North Charleston High School

  • Andy Pruitt, former Sports Director, Live 5 News; current Director of Communications and Technology, Charleston County School District

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