For the third-straight year, the Los Angeles Chargers joined forces with the LA Galaxy to celebrate Read Across America Day, a nation-wide celebration of children’s author Dr. Seuss.
“It was a fun experience just reading and hanging out with the kids, and being able to put a smile on their faces,” Jatavis Brown said. “I enjoyed it a lot.”
Read Across America Day is an annual celebration of reading and childhood literacy, and was originally created to commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Over 200 second and third graders from Towne Elementary and Leapwood Elementary convened at Dignity Health Sports Park for a day of educational fun. They began by participating in a skills and drills camp before heading into the stadium for lunch. From there, each class was assigned to a reading or an arts and crafts station. The students then got to listen to Chargers players including Brown and Nick Dzubnar who read stories to them and got to meet and learn from Chargers Legend Antoine Cason as well as Galaxy players. NFL Network also volunteered at the event.
“Today was awesome being able to hang with kids and read Dr. Seuss books to them,” Dzubnar mentioned. “My personal favorite Dr. Seuss book is ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and I would have totally read that to them if they had it but I understand Christmas time is over so ‘The Cat in the Hat’ did the job! All the kids got to pick from a bunch of books to take home and it’s cool seeing them read the same books I read growing up. I hope they continue reading and growing and enjoying everything there is to learn.”