Wareham Gatemen Reading Program

By Wareham Gatemen | Jun 20, 2017
Photo by: Wareham Gatemen Several Wareham Gatemen players take questions from students at Rochester Memorial School.

Over the past week, 17 players from the Wareham Gatemen have read baseball-themed books to over 60 classes in the Wareham and Tri-Town Community.

The various books told inspiring stories about baseball, perseverance, and teamwork. A favorite book among the players and students told the story of Pedro Martinez, a beloved former Red Sox pitcher.

The students also had limitless questions for the players about their homes, what college is like, and what their favorite foods are!

It was special for the players to be able to encourage and inspire the students in the community as they head into their summer months.

Gatemen Pitcher Andrew Ryan was even able to read to students at his former elementary school, Rochester Memorial School. The children found it amazing that Andrew had been in the same classrooms as them and had gone on to do amazing things.

Many players offered words of advice to the students. They all encouraged the students to learn from their failures because in baseball, in order to get the coveted .333 batting average, you must fail 7/10 times. The players also reminded the students how important reading is and that they should listen to their parents, teachers, and coaches.

The Wareham Gatemen organization is dedicated to giving back to the community and encouraging a love for education and baseball among children. Though school is out, the Gatemen can be found reading at Mattapoisett and Wareham Public Libraries this summer!

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