Former Houston Texan and NFL Pro Bowler, Wade Smith, announces the 2nd annual Bedtime Stories event benefitting the Wade Smith Foundation’s literacy outreach programs on September 15 in Houston. Enjoy an evening under the sea featuring several of your favorite celebrities as they “walk on water” down the runway over Cle’s Miami-style pool! Expect an exciting, over-the-top cocktail party featuring special live entertainment with proceeds dedicated to raising awareness for the importance of building a strong foundation for literacy and education.
The Wade Smith Foundation’s Reading with the Pros Literacy Tour (RWTP) promotes and supports childhood literacy and education through in-person celebrity book readings and classroom visits. As of April 2016, over 100 current/former NFL, NBA and WNBA players and collegiate athletes have joined Wade at nearly 50 RWTP reading events, including over 30 public libraries and elementary schools throughout Houston and Dallas, Texas since the program began in April 2012.
These hugely successful reading events have provided dozens of professional athletes, celebrities, entertainment/radio personalities, civic leaders, civil servants and entrepreneurs the opportunity to read for an hour to over 30,000 elementary school students and public library visitors so far. A ‘love for books’, as well as a strong emphasis on education, development of personal character and commitment to community service, are all themes that the ‘Pros’ use to capture the attention of the children they encounter through RWTP.
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