The Wesley College football team joined Fairview Elementary School on Oct. 19 as part of their Read Across America series.

Players and coaches read their favorite children's book to students in grades K-4 at Fairview, as part of Wesley Football's community service initiative to encourage and build lifelong readers.

"It was great to spend time with the kids," said senior offensive tackle Matt Gono. "All of the kids seemed to have a positive attitude and enjoyed interacting with the team.

"It's important to get our players involved in the community and establishing relationships by promoting reading," said head coach Mike Drass.

The event was organized by Jennifer Plews, a 2002 graduate of Wesley. Plews’ husband, Shawn, is a former all-conference tight end and current special teams coordinator and running backs coach on the Wesley staff.