Lady Mocs Participate in Eighth Annual "Read with Reed" Program
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- While preparing for the 2009 softball season the Chattanooga softball team has still found time to give back to the community. Over the past few weeks the Lady Mocs have been traveling to local elementary schools to read to children.

This is the eighth year that members of the UTC softball team have been participating in "Read with Reed", named after head softball coach Frank Reed. This year Reed and his Lady Mocs went to Gordon Lee High School, Brainerd Baptist and Westview Elementary.

"Reading builds a strong foundation for children's lives," Reed said. "At UTC we teach our players that academics come first, so we are practicing what we are preaching. This also helps the kids develop role models and it gives the program exposure."

The team has also been handing out bookmarks to numerous schools in Hamilton County, Tenn. and North Ga.

"I feel it is important to give back to the community because so many people come and support us," said sophomore outfielder Lauren Flores. "I remember being a kid and looking up to older athletes, so I feel reading to the children allows them to get to know us."

"I believe it is very important for us to read to children because it can help influence the children about going to college and succeeding," sophomore infielder Della Harrison said. "It also gives them a role model to look up to."

The Lady Mocs' next contest will be on Thursday, Feb. 12 against No. 3 Arizona State. First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET from Tempe, Ariz. All of the action can be followed on live stats at GoMocs.com.

Senior Courtney Ervin homered Friday afternoon as the Mocs squared off in a 10 inning exhibition against Clelevand State at Frost Stadium.
Seniors Courtney Ervin (Seymour, Tenn.) and Marina Wilkerson (Hogansville, Ga.) each hit home runs Friday afternoon against Cleveland State in a fall...  MORE
Chattanooga announced its fall schedule Monday, featuring eight home games.  The slate includes the annual RBI Fall Classic and Blue & Gold Game.
The Chattanooga Mocs softball team announced its fall schedule Monday which features eight scrimmages at Frost Stadium, including the annual RBI Club...  MORE
Softball head coach Frank Reed is hot on the recruiting trail, but took a few minutes out of his busy summer schedule for a few questions.
Coach Reed is entering his 14th season as Chattanooga's head coach, boasting a 974-386 career record and 498 wins at the helm of the Mocs.  MORE
Frost Stadium is set to host its 10th Southern Conference Softball Championship May 6-9, 2015.  Chattanooga last hosted in 2010.
At the close of its 2014 Spring Meetings, the Southern Conference announced that Chattanooga's Frost Stadium is set to host the 2015 SoCon Softball...  MORE
Chattanooga senior Stephanie Rieck slides home safely Saturday afternoon to score one of the Mocs two runs against UAB.
The Chattanooga Mocs softball team was defeated 9-2 Saturday afternoon at the hands of UAB to ends its run in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.  MORE
          Twitter
          Facebook
          Audio
          Video
          Enews
          Live Stats
          Mobile
          Rss Feed
advertisement
https://epbfi.com/
Upcoming Live Events on MocsVision
Live Video
COMING SOON
Live Video
COMING SOON
Live Video
COMING SOON