Boston University News Release

9th December, 2002

Boston University Athletes to Provide Local Children with Holiday Gift of Reading

(Boston, Mass.) - More than 75 Boston University athletes will present Boston-area second graders with the holiday gift of reading this month. This is the fourth year the athletes and the University mascot, Rhett the Boston Terrier, have visited local schools to read to children. Some 500 schoolchildren will receive a book at the end of the reading.

The Boston University Business Affairs Office and Barnes and Noble at Boston University are providing the books as gifts for the children. Additionally, teachers will receive a copy of “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey and a Rhett the Terrier stuffed toy for their classroom. Rhett – the mascot – will pose for pictures and sign autographs for the children.

Founded in 1839, Boston University, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges, is a NCAA Division I school, with 23 varsity sports, many of which are nationally ranked.

For specific times and locations, please see the attached schedule of events. Call Joseph Walsh at 617/353-2078 for additional information.

Monday, December 9, 2002

10:00 a.m.
Women’s basketball
Franciscan Children’s Hospital
30 Warren Street, Brighton

11:00 a.m.
Women’s basketball
St Columbkilles Elementary School
25 Arlington Street, Brighton

Thursday, December 12, 2002

9:30 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse
Our Lady of Presentation Elementary School
634 Washington Street, Brighton

11:00 a.m.
Men’s Crew and Women’s Lacrosse
Garfield Elementary School
95 Beechcroft Street, Brighton

Friday, December 13, 2002

9:30 a.m.
Women’s Soccer
St. Anthony’s Elementary School
57 Holton Street, Allston

11:00 a.m.
Women’s Field Hockey and Women’s Soccer
Gardner Elementary School
30 Athol Street, Allston

Monday, December 16, 2002

9:30 a.m.
Women’s Softball
Jackson Mann School and Horace Mann School for the Deaf
500 Cambridge Street, Allston

11:00 a.m.
Men’s Soccer and Women’s Softball
Hamilton Elementary School
198 Strathmore Road, Brighton

12:30 a.m.
Men’s Soccer
Baldwin Elementary School
121 Corey Road, Brighton

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