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Athletes Participate in Dr. Seuss Read Across America Program


Senior Kurt Cameron (Bronx, N.Y.), freshman Kevin Matthews (Ambler, Pa.), junior Bradley Kerstetter (Halifax, Pa.) of the Seton Hall men's soccer team along with junior Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) from the Pirates' tennis team took time out to read to students at the Leaguers Head Start in Newark this week as part of Dr. Seuss Read Across America Week.

This is the second time Cameron has participated in the program that is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading through the week of March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

"It's always a fun experience to come here and read to the kids," Cameron said. "It's important for me to be a good role model and share how much reading has meant to me throughout my life."

"Seton Hall Athletics has always been good to us," added Leaguers Head Start Teacher Supervisor Mary Anne Goley. "Everyone has always been very personable and interacts well with the students.  The male influence is great because there are some children that come from single family homes."

Leaguers Head Start is a non-profit organization that serves underprivileged children between the ages of 3-5 years old.