Thursday, November 15, 2012

Storm Participate in Great American Teach-In

On Thursday, November 15, the Tampa Bay Storm appeared at the Lomax Magnet Elementary School (Tampa, FL) to participate in the Great American Teach-in. The players and staff had the opportunity to not only read to the students, but to also talk to them about the importance of education.
Storm defensive back Riley Swanson and linebacker John-Kevin Dolce spoke to the children and stressed the importance of education in their lives. For the players, it was a great way to remember their time as elementary students.
"When I was a kid, I loved when we had a career day and people came to speak to the class," said Swanson. "We have the ability to make a strong impression, and let the children know that learning and listening is extremely important in their development."
Lomax assistant principal, Marisa Brody, shared Swanson's enthusiasm.
"This is a great way for the students to learn, and it's a huge time for them," said Brody. "At this age these students want to be anything from a doctor, to a football player. To have the Storm come in and speak is great because football players can explain discipline and let the children know they have to go to school in order to succeed."
For the students, the day allowed them to ask questions, and the players were happy to answer them.
"This is an important time in a child's life," said Swanson. "It's always great when we have the chance to speak in schools and give back."
For the Storm, this is just one of the many ways to reach out to the community.
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