In conjunction with Read Across America, the players' participation in Read Me Day is the highlight of Read Me Week, which emphasizes the importance and fun of reading.
Jones visited Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option Elementary School, while Fuller spent his afternoon at Granbery Elementary in South Nashville. In addition to reading to the children, Jones gave out signed Brandon Jones t-shirts and made a commitment donation to sponsor 50 local children for a year in the Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee program.
"I really enjoyed myself during Granbery's Read Me Day," said Fuller. "The students were so attentive and into the books which made the readings that much more special."
Earlier in Read Me Week, Titans safety Chris Hope read to students at Caldwell Enhanced Option School in Nashville. To read more on Hope's visit, please CLICK HERE.
ABOUT READ ACROSS AMERICA
The National Education Association (NEA) annually sponsors Read Across America. Approaching its 11th year, NEA's Read Across America focuses the country's attention on how important it is to motivate children to read in addition to helping them master basic skills.
NEA launched the Read Across America program in 1997. The nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on March 3, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, who epitomizes a love of learning. Dr. Seuss's use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful.
Tennessee schools held Read Across America days from Feb. 20 to March 3, 2008.