Intro: Last week, the Indianapolis Colts and Blue teamed up with law firm Faegre Baker Daniels to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by hosting Blue’s 2013 “Read Across America” school show at 10 Central Indiana elementary schools.
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INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, February 25, the Indianapolis Colts mascot Blue kicked off “Read Across America Week,” presented by Faegre Baker Daniels. “Read Across America” was established in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA) as a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which falls on March 2, and as a means of focusing schools around the nation on the importance of reading.
Throughout the week, Blue visited 10 Central Indiana elementary schools and brought Dr. Seuss’ classic story “Green Eggs and Ham” to life for students, but with a twist. Blue read “Green Eggs and Spam" because he ate all the ham before attending each school. The program featured bright visuals and humor mixed with the valuable message that reading is not only important, but can also be fun. To help illustrate the story, Blue brought along a Colts player as a surprise guest at a few schools.
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Blue also performed his “Read Across America” show at Hendricks Elementary, Waverly Elementary and Wheeler Elementary Schools. In addition, each school library received a book donation, courtesy of Faegre Baker Daniels.
Throughout the week, all the players shared one piece of advice with students: reading is important in any dream you want to pursue. For example, if you want to be a football player, you must know how to read because knowing the playbook is essential to being successful on the field.