Athletic Teams help Hoover Elementary Kick-Off Read-a-Thon

athletics-hoover-readingHoover Elementary School in Corvallis got a little help from Linn-Benton Community College student-athletes today as they kicked off their annual Husky Read-a-Thon fundraising event.

More than 24 LBCC student-athletes from each of the college's four sport teams participated in the community outreach event, which was organized by Men’s Basketball Coach Everett Hartman.  

"The wife of a former student of mine, who works at Hoover, asked if we'd be interested in helping," said Hartman. "I thought it would be a great way for our players to give back to the community."

Last year, Hoover students reported reading more than 80,000 minutes during the Husky Read-a-Thon, which raises funds to support classroom enhancement at Hoover.

"It was a lot of fun seeing how excited the kids are about reading," said Ellie Weber, a sophomore volleyball player from Roseburg. "Having the opportunity to connect with the students, especially since I am going to school to become a teacher, was so special."

About LBCC Athletics
Linn-Benton Community College sponsors intercollegiate competition in baseball, men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. LBCC competes in the Northwest Athletic Conference, comprised of 32 community colleges in Oregon and Washington.

About Hoover Elementary
Hoover Elementary is a K-5 elementary school located in Corvallis serving approximately 400 students.

LBCC athletes read to Hoover Elementary students at Read-a-Thon event