Packers Take Part In National Young Readers Week

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As part of National Young Readers Week, several Packers players took to the community Tuesday to read books to school children in Green Bay and the surrounding areas.

Linebacker Torrance Marshall read to the entire school at Winchester Elementary in Larsen, Wis., while running back Tony Fisher read to third graders at Denmark Elementary.

Offensive tackle Mark Tauscher, who himself holds a master's degree in educational administration and hopes to one day teach middle school history, read to children at Green Bay's Eisenhower Elementary School.

"It's just a great feeling to be able to give back," Fisher said. "I can remember growing up in Cleveland and being a Browns fan, but I never had any of the players come to my school. Just to be able to see these kids' faces light up as soon as we walk in the room really makes my day.

"It's all about sharing the message of reading and literacy. If kids learn to read at an early age, it will open up a whole new world to them as they're growing up."

Before signing autographs, each player took several questions from their young admirers and explained the paths that they took in becoming Green Bay Packers.

"It started with getting good grades in school," Fisher told the kids. "If I ever got anything below a 'C' on my tests or report cards, my mom wouldn't let me play sports."

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