Chattanooga Football Club has launched the online reading program "Read with CFC" in which team players will read children's books online every Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Presented by Food City, the club announced it is a way to keep kids engaged and interested in learning while staying at home.
"We know firsthand as parents that it's getting more and more challenging to keep our kids engaged and excited about learning," said Jeremy Alumbaugh, CFC managing director. "Our guys are always looking for ways to reach out and connect with the community, and this is a great opportunity for them as well."
The first segment will be Tuesday, April 21, and midfielder and CFC veteran Cam Woodfin will read a portion of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince". He will read the book over five weeks, and then other players will read books they love in the future. Each episode will air on the CFC YouTube channel at 3 p.m., and then will be available to watch again later.
"I'm really happy to be able to stay connected to the community in a time of disconnection," Woodfin said. "The Little Prince is a great book for all ages. It has a great message for kids but also adults. I don't want to spoil anything, but I want to seriously encourage everyone to read it or listen to me read it!"
CFC will announce future readings and players in the coming weeks.