March 28, 2013
AUBURN -- The Auburn Women's Basketball Team, Equestrian Team, Cheerleaders and Aubie were special guests at Auburn City School's Real Men Read with Kids Program last week. Former Auburn Football player and NFL Super Bowl Champion Fred Baxter was the featured speaker and emcee for the reading celebration.
The city-wide program, for kids in Kindergarten through seventh grade, featured videos of Drake Middle School's Reading rap competition, a reading chant and was highlighted by Baxter telling his personal story of earning a scholarship to play at Auburn, going on to have a career in the NFL and winning a Super Bowl, and the importance of reading and education in his journey.
Auburn Women's Basketball player Blanche Alverson also shared her Ballin' for Books Program with the students.
Auburn Women's Basketball player Peyton Davis said "I think the Auburn name across your chest carries a lot of weight and we can have a heavy influence in our community. I believe we should use that to encourage kids to read and stay in school. Reading makes you well rounded, more worldly and a better person, as a whole."