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Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Creative Minds Publications Team Up with the NFL for 7th Annual Tackle Reading Event

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Creative Minds Publications teamed up with the NFL for the annual Tackle Reading Event. The collaboration marked the seventh year running that the organizations have come together to bring NFL teams to schools across the country for special Dr. Seuss-themed events. This engaging opportunity has NFL players trading the gridiron for the classroom where they spend time reading Dr. Seuss books to students.

NFL teams participating in this year’s event included the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins.

What is the Tackle Reading Event?

For decades, Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2 has been a special day for those celebrating the love of reading with Dr. Seuss-themed classroom and library events. And for the past seven years, the Tackle Reading program has joined in on the fun too. The annual Tackle Reading events bring together Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Creative Minds Publications and the NFL with a goal of inspiring a love of reading in children from underserved schools.

This unforgettable day includes a school-wide assembly featuring a current or former NFL player who reads a beloved Dr. Seuss book to all and shares a motivational message with the students, who are also welcome to ask questions of their guest star for the day. NFL team mascots, cheerleaders and other elements add to the unforgettable celebration.

In addition, a collection of both fun and educational items are gifted to participants to keep the learning and love of reading going strong. Schools receive a collection of Random House Children’s Books titles; each student receives a Dr. Seuss book from Random House Children’s Books as well as Dr. Seuss school supplies from GEDDES; and teachers receive a Dr. Seuss t-shirt and Cat in the Hat-style hat.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is a leading global children’s entertainment company focused on promoting literacy, education and self-confidence through the works of Dr. Seuss. Creative Minds Publications is an educational publishing and literacy consulting company that has helped over 200 elementary schools achieve reading success. Through this partnership, athletes representing all 32 NFL teams and Hall of Fame members including Roger Staubach, Charles Haley, Drew Pearson, Willie Lanier and Coach Mike Munchak have participated in events at schools across the country.

Share the Wonder of Dr. Seuss with Your Student

Find Dr. Seuss school supplies here, there and everywhere on raymondgeddes.com! Whether you are searching for supplies for your classroom, a Read Across America event at the library, or even a Dr. Seuss-themed birthday party, GEDDES has the perfect items to complete your event. Bookmarks, notebooks, pens, pencils, stress balls, fidgets, erasers and more offer endless opportunities to share the wonder of Dr. Seuss.

GEDDES also has an extensive array of supplies featuring beloved characters for all ages and interests. Contact us today or request a school supply catalog to learn more.