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Members of the Portland Winterhawks visited several Portland schools Wednesday and read to students as part of Read Across America Day. Members of the Portland Winterhawks visited several Portland schools Wednesday and read to students as part of Read Across America Day.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Dr. Seuss Day was extra special Wednesday morning for kids at Portland's Peninsula Elementary with a visit from Portland Winterhawks players. 

Members of the hockey team opened books across Portland as part of Read Across America Day. It’s also part of their partnership with local schools to help all children read by third grade.

Kindergarten teacher Rebecca Gregor told Fox 12 it is important for her students to see adults excited about reading.  As for bringing the team to Peninsula, she said some of the credit goes to the students.

"There are a few students in particular that originally inspired this visit to happen, so it's been a big buzz," Gregor said. 

The team visited five Portland schools in all. 

In January, they hosted a book drive, collecting 800 children's books and raising more than $3,000 for local head start programs.

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