Stanford Players Make Community Appearances

March 7, 2006

Palo Alto, Calif. - Members of the Stanford Football team wrapped up a busy week in the community with appearances at two local elementary schools and the annual Health Expo in Palo Alto.

On Wednesday, players read stories and answered questions in select first and second grade classes at Oak Knoll Elementary in Menlo Park. 'Guest Readers' included T.C. Ostrander, Tavita Pritchard, Ben Ladner, C.J. Easter, Xxavier Carter and Bo McNally.

Freshman DB C.J. Easter participates in Read Across America Week at Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park

On Thursday, players celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with first and second graders at Nixon Elementary on the Stanford campus. 'Guest Readers' included Brent Newhouse, Josiah Vinson, Carlos McFall, Fred Campbell and Bobby Dockter.

Originally created as a one-day event to celebrate the joy of reading on March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday, Read Across America has grown into a nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day of the year. Throughout the course of the year, Stanford Football players will appear several times at local elementary schools in the community as well as at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.

On Saturday, Stanford Football players appeared at the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Health Expo held at the Cubberley Community Center. The theme of the day-long event was the 'The Business of Healthy Families'. Players provided insight to the attendees on such topics as healthy eating and the training and conditioning habits of college athletes. Guest appearances at the Expo included Palo Alto Mayor Judy Kleinberg and State Assemblymember Ira Ruskin.

Members of the Stanford Football team visit with Palo Alto Mayor Judy Kleinberg at the 2006 Chamber of Commerce Health Expo

The Cardinal wraps up the Winter Quarter in the next two weeks with school visits to El Carmelo Elementary in Palo Alto, Cesar Chavez School in East Palo Alto and Monta Loma Elementary in Mountain View.

If you have a group or organization that you would like the Stanford Football team to volunteer with, please have a representative contact Matt Doyle in the Stanford Football Office (650-725-0778 or