Connecticut Sun Reads to Achieve

On July 20, the Connecticut Sun took on a challenge off the court with the WNBA “Read to Achieve Program.” Connecticut Sun players, Danielle McCray and DeMya Walker visited the Lucy Robbins Welles Library located in Newington, Connecticut. During their visit, the players read a book, talked about the importance of reading and answered questions that the children had about life as a professional women’s athlete.

The players spoke of the importance of reading, how they use it in their daily lives and how significant it is for kids to love reading in order to grow as individuals. The Newington Parks and Recreation Department became involved when their daily summer camp paid the library a visit to beat the heat and become a part of the exciting afternoon.

The players got the children of the community involved by games, reading a story, singing and asking questions. Each player talked about their favorite book, how much they enjoyed reading growing up, and how reading helps them not only off the basketball court; but on it as well.

The children were excited to hear and learn from professional female athletes and many couldn't wait to tell the players how much they loved to read.

The Lucy Robbins Welles Library was the winner of the statewide contest, “Library Challenge,” promoted by the Connecticut Sun.