CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) One Cedar Rapids organization built on teaching young children sports basics is now teaming up with the big leagues.
It's the first time Little Sports is working with Titans football and Rampage soccer players to get kids not only interested in sports... but reading too.
Michael Georgetti, the kicker for the Titans, surprised pre-schoolers at Trinity Lutheran School last Wednesday.
Georgetti read My First Book of Football to a classroom.
For some kids, it was the first time they learned anything about football.
Kids then asked him sports questions.
Afterwards, they made their way to the gym to practice some of those skills.
Georgetti says it's one of the favorite parts of his job.
“You get to go inspire some young kids and make them happy and they make you laugh and it brings a smile to my face to see them having the opportunity to do that,” says Titans Kicker Michael Georgetti.
Little Sports says they not only want to teach young kids about the fundamentals or sports, but they wants to promote early reading.
“We think it's just an exciting opportunity again for kids to meet professional players former Iowa Hawkeyes and Cyclones out there and it's just a fantastic opportunity for everybody involved, we think we've really created a win-win that helps everybody,” says Little Sports Founder, Jed Eichhorn.
They program lets kids practice soccer and football using safe drills and exercise.
Little Sports hopes it will help kids stay active and healthy as they grow.
This new partnership will let those kids learn about sports, while training with some professional players in the area.
The program is for kids ages 3 to 6 and registration is going on right now.
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