Thursday, November 27, 2008

Machine players hope to read 10,000 books

Motor City Machine players Nate Taurence, Bennett Schneider, Ali Dakroub and Alec Thieda joined Taft Elementary School in Wyandotte in their goal to read 10,000 books by year’s end.

“Every week we get the chance to meet different kids in the communities and help them through their toughest challenge in life, school,” explains Thieda.

Motor City has been to over 12 different schools ranging from ages 5-14 throughout the Downriver area as they introduce themselves to the communities. Taft has been a hot spot for Machine players because of its location right down the street.

“The students get so excited when they hear the whispers of hockey players returning to the classrooms," says school principal Christine Mathews. "It helps us keep them focused on their reading goals as these young players demonstrate reading skills and interact with them about their school work."

Motor City will continue to visit more schools as the year goes on, but Taft has become an anchor in leading the way to promote education over everything else in life.

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