Nov. 16, 2006
During the Southern Miss vs. UAB Game Day activities on Saturday, November 18, Southern Miss student-athletes and the Student Academic Enhancement Program will be sponsoring the annual Real Winners Read campaign.
The REAL WINNERS READ campaign is a Southern Miss CHAMPS/Life Skills project where all Southern Miss fans are asked to bring a children's book to the football game. Student-athletes collect the books at each gate as fans enter The Rock.
The books are then divided and shared with schools and children's organizations throughout the area. Last year, books collected were donated to organizations and schools on the Gulf Coast that experienced great loss due to Hurricane Katrina. This year the books will again be distributed in that area.
The involvement of Southern Miss student-athletes in the promotion of literacy development is vital for the community. Student-athletes are committed to service and consistently involve themselves in a myriad of activities throughout the community in support of this cause.
For additional information contact Tracy Robinson, Director of Student Services, Student Academic Enhancement Program at 601-266-6020.