The Holy Family University Department of Athletics donated and presented new children's books to Cornwells Elementary School in Bensalem, Pa. during an assembly on Tuesday morning.
The assembly marked the 11th annual 'Build-A-Library' community engagement initiative, which first began in 2006. Since then, the Holy Family Department of Athletics along with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has donated nearly 14,000 new books to 13 Philadelphia area schools.
"Each year our 'Build-A-Library' project continues to grow," said Associate Director of Athletics, Robin Arnold. "Just last year we celebrated our 10th anniversary doing this initiative and to continue having the success we have had over the years is amazing. We are excited to have Cornwells Elementary be our recipient school this year, as this helps us build on our partnership with Bensalem School District."
Members of the athletics staff along with student-athletes delivered the new books to Cornwells Elementary to jump start an assembly held at the school. Mariano Cepeda (Men's Soccer), Tori Hernandez (Softball) and Dana Trevito (Women's Lacrosse) spoke at the assembly sharing stories from their experience in school and how reading played an important role in their success.
It's never to late to start planning for next year. If you have any new or slightly used children's books and would like to donate to next year's 'Build-A-Library' project please contact Robin Arnold at email@example.com.