Mayor Steve Widmeyer, left and NIC Head Wrestling Coach Pat Whitcomb, in the
back, read to a group of Sorensen Magnate School students Thursday before
giving each student a book. The only requirement is the students are asked to
read it to someone.
The NIC wrestling
team has distributed more than 13,000 books to elementary students through the
Shirley Parker Reading 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.
info: NIC Communications Coordinator Tom Greene at (208) 665-2759