Photo courtesy of Jake Miller
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College cycling team participated in National Ride for Reading Week on Monday (May 6), delivering books to Banner Elk Elementary School.
The Lees-McRae cyclists delivered the books while riding over to Banner Elk Elementary School from campus. The team brought with them over 200 books, which were given to students ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade.
"The Ride for Reading is a good way show kids that you can continue your education while being an athlete," said junior Erin Sferrazza. "It is refreshing to still see kids get so excited about books."
National Ride for Reading Week goes from May 5-11, with the team representing one of 20 different book deliveries across 16 states for the week.
"Ride for Reading is a wonderful organization which promotes literacy and bicycling to young school kids nationwide," said head cycling coach Tim Hall. "We have been making book deliveries in Avery County for almost five years now. It is always exciting to see the kids cheer as we ride up on our bicycles, and even more rewarding to see them choose their own book to keep and read."