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NIC wrestlers give 13,000th book

Wrestlers and Widmyer
Wrestlers and Widmyer

Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmeyer, left and NIC Head Wrestling Coach Pat Whitcomb, in the back, read to a group of Sorensen Magnate School students Thursday before giving each student a book. The only requirement is the students are asked to read it to someone.

The NIC wrestling team has distributed more than 13,000 books to elementary students through the Shirley Parker Reading program, which was established in 2002 in partnership with Parker Toyota. The program was named in honor of Doug Parker’s late wife, Shirley, who was a big supporter of both reading and wrestling. The program puts at least one book in the hands of every first-grader in Coeur d’Alene School District each year. Tom Greene, NIC Communications Coordinator

How cool is this?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.