Detroit Piston Spencer Dinwiddie reads to kids our Larkins ELC

March 16th, 2015
Jim Robinson, CEO of Farm Bureau, and Detroit Pistons player Spencer Dinwiddie read to children at our Larkins Early Learning Communities (ELC). Veronica Rosa (right), with our ELC, translates the book into Spanish.

Detroit Pistons player Spencer Dinwiddie read to children at our Larkins Early Learning Communities (ELC) on Monday afternoon. The event was part of “March is Reading Month,” presented by Farm Bureau Insurance Michigan, to promote literacy and motivate students to read. Jim Robinson, CEO of Farm Bureau, joined Spencer in reading the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” to about 30 children, whose parents attend the ELC.

After the reading, Spencer played basketball with the children and posed for pictures with the families. Every participating family received a copy of the book “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship” courtesy of the Pistons and Farm Bureau. The United Way for Southeastern Michiganarranged the event.

Southwest Early Learning Communities (ELC) provide free training and resources to parents and caregivers so that they can prepare children to be “ready to learn” when the children enter school.

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