by: DIANA ODUHO
Student athletes from Tiffin University took a trip to Washington Elementary Feb. 28 to read stories to children as a part of The Second and Seven Foundation’s initiative to promote reading.
The nonprofit, based in Columbus, was started in 1999. The mission of the Second and Seven Foundation’s mission is “to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.”
The foundation recently selected sophomore Nick Whetnall as its student-athlete of the week. Whetnall is a part of the Tiffin University’s baseball team and is currently majoring in Exercise Science.
Whetnall enjoys his involvement and says that through the Second and Seven Foundation, he gets to make the world a better place.
“I like to go in the elementary schools and do something that the kids aren’t used to. I enjoy interacting with them and brightening their day during our visits,” he told the organization.
To learn more about the Second and Seventh Foundation, please click here.