|Pelican Reading Pals Visit Local Schools|
Pelican GM Gary Saunders is dedicating his time to reading.
Pelican Matt Harris keeps students enrapt.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are going back to school. The administrative staff members have become Pelicans Reading Pals at neighboring elementary schools, visiting classrooms to read to students each week.
The Pelicans hope to inspire children to begin reading at an early age and keep up the habit throughout their lives. The Pelicans are each spending one hour per week reading to different classes at area elementary schools.
The Pelicans developed the reading program as a way to give back the community surrounding the ballpark and show their support of the family. The 2002 season is the inaugural season for this outreach.
The Pelicans Reading Pal program began in late January and will run throughout the 2002 baseball season. The Pelicans will be reading to students in Horry County Schools, visiting elementary schools in Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Surfside, and Conway.