Researchers concluded that nearly two-thirds of low-income families own no books for their children
Source(s): U.S. Dept of Education

Blog Archive: October, 2017


October 31, 2017

Tyrell Sturdivant, senior on the basketball team at Stony Brook University, is our student-athlete of the week. The native of Chester, PA started all 32 games in the 2016-2017 season and was named to the All-America East Third Team. While leading his team in rebounding last season, he was also ranked among the top 10 in rebounding in the league. This elite rebounder has dreams of breaking Stony Brook's rebounding record. 

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October 25, 2017

David Szarvas, a 4th-year Pre-med Biology student and a member of the gymnastics team at The Ohio State University, is our student-athlete of the week. David excels in not only giving back to his community, but the aspiring doctor is also extremely successful in the classroom and in his sport. He is currently the 2017 All-American in the pommel horse. In addition, academically, he is the 2016-2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, and a 2017 Academic All-Big Ten selection.

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October 17, 2017

Garrett Vanover, a senior at Kings High School who plays football and lacrosse, is our student-athlete of the week. Garrett is described by his athletic director as an inspiring young man with a passionate work ethic. He is the person that jumps on every opportunity to pay it forward in his community! Not only is he active with The 2nd & 7 Foundation, he is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Community Service Club, and is a captain on the Varsity Football team.

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Student-Athlete of the Week - Jill Nicklas

October 11, 2017

Jill Nicklas, a senior on the University of Illinois softball team who is majoring in elementary education is our student-athlete of the week! Jill has been an active role model while being involved in The 2nd & 7 Foundation for the last four years. She is also the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is actively involved in Hometown Heroes community service program. Jill is a leader on her team, coordinating volunteer opportunities for her teammates as they travel.  For softball, they usually travel and arrive at their location on Thursdays, but don’t play until the evening, so they have a lot of time during the day.  The coaches used to schedule batting practice in the morning, but now they volunteer on many trips.  The coaches say the team gets far more from that than if they took extra hitting. Last year the softball team read 2nd & 7 books at an elementary school in West Lafayette, IN prior to playing softball vs. Purdue.

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