Rapid City Rush reads to students

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Some Rapid City students will get the chance to read alongside members of the Rapid City Rush hockey team.

Members of the Rush and their mascot Nugget will visit students throughout the month to them to highlight the importance of building strong reading skills at a young age.

The Rapid City Rush, Rapid City Area Schools, and the United Way of the Black Hills are all teaming up to instill good reading habits in kids.

According to Dr. Lori Simon, the superintendent of Rapid City Area Schools, instilling good reading habits in young students is part of the school district’s strategic plan.

“I'm really hoping that our students, as they engage with our Rush players and are read to, get excited about reading, and really listen to that message of reading  every day,” said Simon.

The Rapid City Rush will also host a school day game on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m., where Rapid City second and third graders can attend for free.

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