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Wrestlers for Reading program hands out 4,000th book

Posted on 11/5/2012

The Dickinson State University wrestling team distributed their 4,000th book to Lincoln Elementary first and second graders in part of the "Wrestlers for Reading" program.

Each fall, the DSU wrestling team visits local first and second grade classrooms to emphasize the importance of reading. Students are each provided with a copy of the same book that a DSU wrestler reads to them in the classroom.

"The Wrestlers for Reading program has been a hit among our entire team since it started in 2004," said Tyson Springer, assistant wrestling coach and coordinator of the program. "Not only do we get to promote reading and eating healthy, we get to give back to our community and really show kids just how important reading is in our lives."

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