UAB Volleyball Assists With Leeds Elementary Event

The UAB volleyball team helped out at the "Race to Literacy Event" at Leeds Elementary.

Feb. 21, 2014

LEEDS, Ala. -- Leeds Elementary School hosted its annual "Race to Literacy Event" Thursday evening and the UAB Volleyball team showed up to lend a helping hand.

The Blazers were stationed in a classroom to read and interact with the kindergarten through fourth grade students at the school. While some read stories to the children, others colored and helped the youngsters make UAB Volleyball signs to take home with them.

Freshman middle blocker Mandy Glon explained, "This event was so much for my teammates and I. We enjoy every opportunity to help out in the community, especially doing something fun like reading and coloring with our little fans."

The Race to Literacy event was once again a huge success. The elementary school students got to interact with many different people while having fun and learning. Unfortunately, one young Blazer fan was in tears when it was time for the team to leave.

Natasha Flowers, the schools Reading Coach, said she had "compliments all around from children and parents." The event was a great opportunity for the children at the elementary school to learn while having fun, and for the Blazers to give back to their young fans.

Flowers added, "We organized this Literacy Night event and we had lots of activities and involvement because literacy is everything, and it is all around these children."

The Blazers open their third season of sand volleyball March 8 at 1 p.m. CT versus Mercer at the sand courts located on campus at UAB. 

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