Rhinos soccer players promote reading in visit to Holley library

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 2 August 2016 at 6:19 pm
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Photos by Kristina Gabalski-Rochester Rhino Sean Totsch reads, Rhinos Who Play Soccer, during a special Summer Reading program Monday evening at the Holley Community Free Library. His teammate Jordan Becker joined him during the program.

HOLLEY – Two members of the 2016 Rochester Rhinos read stories, talked about soccer and ran through some drills with young patrons at the Holley Community Free Library on Monday evening.

The event was part of the “On Your Mark, Get Set…. Read!” Summer Reading Program, which this year stresses fitness, a healthy lifestyle and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Rhinos players Jordan Becker and Sean Totsch also signed team pictures and soccer balls for those attending.

Totsch read an appropriately titled children’s book – Rhinos Who Play Soccer by Julie Mammano.  The illustrated book tells the story of rhinos (the animals, not the Rochester team)  who play a spirited game as Team Rhino, but lose in the end.

“I’m not too happy that Team Rhino loses, but they were good sports,” Totsch said.

He added that in addition to golf, he enjoys reading in his spare time between soccer games.

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Participants line up for a soccer drill with the pros.

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Totsch and Becker use their heads to demonstrate some soccer moves.