Two Kansas Jayhawks captains, quarterback Dayne Crist and defensive end Toben Opurum, visited Hilltop Child Development Center on Thursday. Seated at the 50 yard line of a football field that was taped onto the carpet, the two Kansas players had a reading of two books to the preschoolers there. The books of choice for the day? ''The Very Cranky Bear' and 'The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark'.
Video of the reading was posted by KU on their official YouTube account, along with a 'Go Jayhawks!' provided by all of the kids. Both athletes enjoyed spending the time with the kids as role models:
"It was awesome – it’s great anytime you can go and hang out with younger kids and be a positive role model for them," Crist, KU’s quarterback said after the reading session. "I remember as a young kid that I always looked up to athletes that I watched play and it’s just great being able to give back and be part of the community.