NORFOLK, Va. (October 12, 2006) - Student-athletes  and  coaches  from  Old Dominion University’s Monarch  and  Lady Monarch Basketball teams will visit four area elementary  schools, sharing their favorite children’s book with students, to kick off the Monarch Reading Program with Norfolk Public Elementary Schools on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Players and coaches will visit the following schools:
Jonathan  Adams  -  Bayview  Elementary  School
John  Morris - Campostella Elementary School
Jen  Nuzzo  -  Dreamkeeper’s Academy
T.J.   Jordan  -  Ghent  Elementary  School 

In  partnership  with  Norfolk  Public  Schools, 20,000 official bookmarks  will  be  distributed  to students in each elementary school  in  the Norfolk Public School District.  Every child who reads  four  or  more  books  during the eight-week program will receive  a  free  ticket  to  a  Monarchs  or Lady Monarchs home basketball game, where they will be recognized at half-time.

ODU Reading Program Photo Gallery