LB Student-Athletes Help Kick of Read-a-Thon at Hoover Elementary

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LB Student-Athletes at Hoover Elementary

CORVALLIS, Ore. — More than two dozen Linn-Benton Community College student-athletes helped Hoover Elementary School kick off its annual Read-a-Thon event February 7, 2020. 

Student-athletes from all four LB sport programs (baseball, men's and women's basketball and volleyball) participated by introducing themselves to Hoover students, answering a variety of questions and then reading to small groups for about 15 minutes each. The event encourages all students to track and log reading minutes daily, and provides opportunities for students to gain pledges from family and friends to raise money for the Hoover Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.

Last year, an event that LB student-athletes supported as well, Hoover students reported reading more than 80,000 minutes. All money raised from the Read-a-Thon goes towards classroom enhancements to support all Hoover students.

View photos from this event here

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student-athletes reading to Hoover students

About Hoover Elementary

Hoover Elementary is a K-5 elementary school located in Corvallis serving approximately 400 students.

About Linn-Benton Community College

Linn-Benton Community College sponsors intercollegiate competition in baseball, men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. The Roadrunners compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference, comprised of 32 community colleges in Oregon and Washington. More than 18,000 students rely on LBCC College each year for higher education including career technical education, transfer degree programs, professional development, corporate training, small business development, community education classes and more. Serving the mid-Willamette Valley with six locations including its main campus in Albany, LBCC partners with multiple business and industries to enrich the community and support economic growth. LBCC students choose from more than 80 programs and go on to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders, skilled workers and community builders.