Lincoln-Way Central Football Players Launch Reading Knights
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lincoln-Way Central High School football players visited fourth through sixth grade classrooms at Caroline Bentley Elementary School in New Lenox yesterday to highlight the importance of growth in reading skills as well as participating in extra-curricular programs.

The visit was part of the schools new Reading Knights program which allows football players to visit New Lenox and Manhattan elementary and junior high schools to serve as positive role models.

This program is just as beneficial to our athletes development as it is to our service to the children, said Jeremy Cordell, Centrals Assistant Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.

Cordell launched the program to help his football players develop servant leadership skills and reap the rewards that stem from the experience.

Our players did an outstanding job and were great representatives of Central and Lincoln-Way, Cordell said. They also had an opportunity to address students about the importance of academics and extra-curricular involvement and how that has been a big part of their overall success as a student.

Players volunteer on a rotation, participating in reading, station work activities and other classroom lessons.