NFL quarterback reads to excited first graders


By Anne Marie Amacher

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Tanney reads to Roni Opar’s first grade class at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Davenport Feb. 20.

DAVENPORT — A quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs football team surprised first-graders at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School as a mystery reader Feb. 20.
Alex Tanney, who will be in his second year with the Chiefs, read the book “Captain Underpants: Attack of the Talking Toilets” to first-graders in Ronie Opar’s classroom.
Mystery readers are brought in to read each week. Principal Julie Delaney said typically the readers are parents or grandparents of students. So this was a nice surprise.
“This program demonstrates to students the importance of reading, utilizing people in all walks of life, ages and in various careers.”

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