Hershey Elementary students surprised by visit from local athletes

Athletes visit students to encourage reading.
Athletes visit students to encourage reading.

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)- Purdue student athletes stopped by Hershey Elementary Friday for Super Bowl Reading Day.

Members from the football, baseball and women’s soccer visited classrooms and read to students. Former Harrison High School star Josh Lindblom also dropped by a few classroom.

Hershey Elementary Principal Linda Fields said the visits were quite a surprise for students.

“They didn’t know that this many athletes would be visiting, so when we opened up the door and they saw the big football players there, the electricity in the room was exciting,” said Fields.

For $1 students were also able wear their favorite NFL team’s jersey. The money raised will be sent to the Riley Hospital for Children.

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