NFL Community Tuesdays

9:13 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

In this week’s children’s literacy and reading news round-up, Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, announced that the NFL is continuing it's tradition of ‘NFL Community Tuesdays,’ where players spend their only day off getting active in their communities.

"From school visits to fitness activities, food drives to literacy events, players, coaches, and executives will spend their Tuesdays throughout the season helping those in need, and thanking fans for their support. Here are a few of the literacy-related activities NFL players will be engaged in this fall ...

* Chicago Bears players will visit a school within the Chicago Public School System. Some will join middle school students in writing letters to members of the military.

* Jacob Tamme and Blue (Indianapolis Colts Mascot) will host a Family Reading Night at a local inner-city community center, together with Baker & Daniels law firm. The event will feature a free book giveaway and healthy snacks for local kids.

* NY Giant Justin Tuck will launch the second year of his RUSH for Literacy program, spending time with local children at the Scholastic Auditorium in Manhattan, encouraging them to read and giving them a free book each.

* The entire incoming Pittsburgh Public Schools class of 2013 is invited to Heinz Field for a kickoff event that welcomes them to high school. Coach Mike Tomlin, Charlie Batch and Max Starks will address the students.

* Washington Redskins players will take part in the Redskins Read program, the literacy initiative of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. Three hundred students from DC, Virginia, and Maryland will visit the Redskins locker room at FedExField to listen to players read and receive free books."
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