The North Penn Football Team Celebrates Its Own Super Bowl Every Year


North Penn football players reading to kids.
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North Penn football players reading to kids as part of their own version of the Super Bowl.

While the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, a group of younger hometown football players are having their own Super Bowl, writes Ross Di Mattei and Mike Spatocco for CBS News.

Every year since 2005, football players at North Penn High School have spent a morning in February reading to elementary school students.

Called “Reading Super Bowl,” the program had to take a three-year hiatus because of COVID-19, but now it is back.

Brandon Turner is a school counselor and a coach at North Penn High School, but he remembers when he participated in the reading program as a student in the North Penn School District.

“I was probably nervous. Honestly, I didn’t really read in front of anyone at that point. And to think that younger kids would kind of want to hear from us or that would be a big deal to them, I think that was something that we thought was cool.”

Before this year’s “Reading Super Bowl,” which took place this week, Amir Major, a North Penn senior and running back said that he was looking to inspire the next generation of student-athletes.

Read more about the elementary schools the North Penn footballers visit at CBS News.


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