TINLEY PARK, IL — Bedtime-bound children now have an additional person to read them their bedtime story. Student-athletes at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park for the past week have shared videos of them reading bedtime stories on Twitter and YouTube.
According to Consolidated High School District 230 Communications Director Carla Erdey, the "Bedtime with the Bolts" idea came about through Andrew's feeder reading program. For the past two years, varsity athletes at the school read twice a month to students in the Kirby School District 140.
Since athletes can't visit during the current pandemic over the new coronavirus, they figured they'd bring the stories to them via Twitter.
Erdey said the program may expand if Andrew staff members would like to participate as well.
Here's Jack Day reading his bedtime story: