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Women’s Golf Participates in ‘Root for Reading’ Program

Courtesy: CofCSports.com
          Release: 11/21/2011
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Members of the College of Charleston women's golf team spent time at James Island Elementary School last week as part of the "Root for Reading" program to celebrate literacy.

The team members read to the kids, most of which were in fourth grade and then the kids also read to the student-athletes.

The CofC athletic department has sent several teams to James Island Elementary School to participate in what they call "Read with the Cougars."

As part of this event several free books were distributed to the kids and they even created special bookmarks and Root for Reading pennants.

CofC women's golfer Anna Martin said she had a great experience as part of the event. 

"You could tell the kids really enjoyed talking to us and having us there," she said. "It felt great to be able to make a positive impact on them and for a great cause. It was also a lot of fun for us to be there and participate in this program." 

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