OPRF team manager Isaac Underhill spoke to the kids at Beye Elementary School March 13. | Courtesy Carolyn Rapoport
The Oak Park-River Forest boys basketball team was invited to a ceremony March 13 celebrating the March Madness reading program at Beye Elementary School in Oak Park. The OPRF Booster Club provided prizes to the students, which were raffled off at the event.
OPRF coach Matt Maloney described the event:
“After we ran a few minutes of our pre-game warm up, each player spoke to the Beye students about the merits of reading and education. Each player shared their favorite book growing up and how education is important for success in athletics and in life. I have never been more proud of this group of young men. They were insightful, inspirational, and poised in their role as local ambassadors. They deserve every bit of recognition they receive for their efforts.”
The Huskies demonstrated one of their pre-game warmup chants at Beye School. Courtesy Matt Maloney