Hornets participate in Books & Baseball at local schools

Thomas Powell and Matt Kane pose with children to whom they read in an elementary school classroom.

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College baseball team jumped out into the community late last month to participate in the Reading in Schools Month's Books & Baseball program.

Hornet players trekked out to six Lynchburg City elementary schools to read to children and also enjoyed lunch, recess, and some study time with the kids.

"The feedback from the teachers, reading specialists, guidance counselors, and administrators has been amazing," said LC assistant baseball coach Jeremy Sink, who organized the outreach.

Lynchburg's players divided themselves between Lynchburg's Heritage, W.M. Bass, T.C. Miller, Linkhorne, Dearington, and Sandusky elementary schools, reaching out to more than 100 students in the local primary schools.

"I know that this was extremely meaningful to my students and I truly appreciate how caring, patient, and flexible they were throughout the event; they were great role models!" Katie Farver, a teacher at W.M. Bass Elementary, said in a note to the Lynchburg coaching staff. "Thank you for taking the time to help organize this event and please thank your players again for their time."

Baseball players read to children in a classroom.