United Way of Horry County (UWHC) and Coastal Carolina University (CCU) are hosting their 18th Annual Caring for Kindergarteners program. This program will take place virtually the week of February 15th in 128 kindergarten classrooms throughout Horry County. This year, student-athletes from all 19 sports teams at CCU will participate in teaching the importance of volunteerism to the youth of the community. The CCU Athletics Media Team will be pre-recording the readings to be used on a Google Shared File that will be accessible to the kindergarten teachers.
This year the student-athletes will be reading, “You Get What You Get” by Julie Gassman. The book tells a story about a squirrel named Melvin who does not deal well with disappointment. He oftentimes throws a fit when things do not go his way. “You Get What You Get” will teach students to be grateful for what they have and how to deal with disappointment. This title will help students who may be having a hard time coping with all of the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has created.
“This program was started 18 years ago when then Coach David Bennett wanted to have a way for his football players to give back to the community, the fact that it is still in existence and now includes all 19 sports teams is a huge testament to the commitment to our community that the CCU athletes have. And the plus side of having it virtual is that all schools will get to participate in this fun event,” says Blakely Roof, President & CEO of UWHC.
United Way of Horry County is grateful to have A&I Fire & Water Restoration sponsor Caring for Kindergarteners this year.