Thursday, November 06, 2008

Machine players preach education importance

The Motor City Machine has been actively involved in local Downriver schools for the past month and this week wasn’t any different.

Sodt Elementary in Monroe was the target for the morning shift for players Mike Monfredo, Nick Grams and Jared Williams.

“Each week we visit different kids and talk to them about the importance of their studies, because with without proper schooling, I wouldn’t be here today,” commented Williams.

The final stop of the day saw Nick Taurence, Alec Thieda, Ali Dakroub, Kurtis Anton and Josh Bussell show their support at Taft Elementary in Wyandotte.

Taft students are working together to read 10,000 books by year’s end.

“We were thrilled to have the Machine players in to talk about their schooling growing up and how it’s still affecting their lives today,” said principal Christine Mathews.

The players talked to all levels of young and attentive students before handing out tickets and signing autographs.

“The most import thing in every kid’s life is school, especially reading," said Thieda. "I’m pumped to come back and read to these youngsters."

More school visits are to come as the Machine gets deeper into the home schedule.

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