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The University of Hawai’i men’s basketball program continued its literacy efforts today, as a pair of players visited Voyager Charter Academy and read to a classroom of 3rd graders.

Sophomore Aaron Valdes and freshman Brocke Stepteau teamed with members of the University of Hawai’i track, baseball, and sand volleyball teams to raise awareness for the UH sponsored literacy event, known as Reading with the Rainbows.

“Reading is obviously an important part of being a student,” Valdes said. “It was great to get into the community today and share that message.”

Students were from Kelly Ralleta and Trish Donaldson’s third grade classrooms at Voyager Charter Academy. Voyager, which opened its doors in 2001, is located in Honolulu. The kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school has a student population of about 300.

“The kids at Voyager were great,” Stepteau said. “I know the importance of academics and it was great to be able to give back.”

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Friday’s event marked the second consecutive week University of Hawai’i men’s basketball players have been involved in promoting literacy. Last week, Dyrbe Enos, Garrett Nevels, and Brandon Jawato travelled to Waianae Intermediate School to participate in the school’s annual reading campaign known as the Jr. SeaReaders Olympics.

Next week, the men’s basketball program will head to Kamaile Charter Academy to speak with students from third through sixth grade about the importance of reading.

Head coach Gib Arnold is scheduled to speak, and players will read to classrooms.

(Information and photos courtesy Tim Bross/UH Athletics)

6 Comments

  1. Great student athletes…people…coaches..and..fans giving back..very good uh mbb program…right on..!!
    🙂

  2. Good Citizens,

    Investing their Time and Effort into the Community

    Current and Future Stars

    And Role Models

    Creating Better Students

    with Better Lives

    and Better Future Citizens

  3. Man, just proud of our boys. On and off the court.

  4. is jalen poyser visiting this weekend?

  5. Oh man. Watching this Chow D makes me wish Sammis played football too. Chownogood. For sure his last year. Can’t coach or intice talent to our beautiful island. Can Fleming play QB? Should hot Bobbitt on 15 and out. At least Gib gets great players. I do give him that.

  6. Wow. Chow chewing out officials at half. Obviously they are why we r behind 31-7 at half. He is embarrassing

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