NIC wrestlers give 18,000th book

18000th book 

North Idaho College wrestler Hasaan Hawthorne reads to a group of Fernan Elementary School students Thursday before giving each student a book. Hawthorne, along with other wrestlers, coaches and guests, gave out the books as part of the Shirley Parker Reading program. The only requirement is the students are asked to read it to someone.

The NIC wrestling team has distributed more than 18,000 books to elementary students through the program, which was established in 2002 in partnership with Parker Toyota. The program was named in honor of Doug Parker’s late wife, Shirley, who was a big supporter of both reading and wrestling. The program puts at least one book in the hands of every first-grader in Coeur d’Alene School District each year.

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018

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