Nothing is more important than learning to read, and that's the message some Chiefs tight ends were pushing to students at Alta Vista Middle School on Tuesday morning.
The team was on hand giving out more than 220 vouchers for free books at an upcoming book fair so that, according to the Chiefs, every child can experience the joy of owning their own book to take home.
The guys said learning to read is the most important thing a kid can learn in order to be successful later in life, besides they wouldn't be able to do what they do if they couldn't read.
"Whatever profession these kids get into, business or any job, you have to know how to read and be able to put it to use. Our playbook, for example, is about as big a book as we've ever read," said Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki.
Besides encouraging the students to read, the Chiefs also spent the day teaching them the importance of getting 60 minutes of activity a day and the importance of being a mentor for their younger siblings and relatives.
The Scholastic Read and Rise program is in its second year of bringing free books to students nationwide.
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