One was in a shirt and tie, two were in Cowboy boots and many more were proudly wearing Thunder gear. Regardless of who they were, their attire and a big rainstorm pouring down on Tuesday, every kid at Mustang Creek Elementary in Yukon had a great time on the Rolling Thunder Book Bus, presented by the American Fidelity Assurance Company.
As they splashed through the puddle between the school’s front doors and the Thunder-themed school bus, the group of students had smiles on their face. Getting a new book was already exciting enough, but when they were surprised by the appearance of Thunder players DeAndre Liggins and Daniel Orton, the children were even more thrilled. Each student worked with Liggins and Orton to find a book that would spark their imagination and help them in their pursuit of being fluent readers.
“I was trying to find them a good book that they would appreciate and be able to read,” Orton said. “You’re helping kids pick out books and helping them learn how to read. Education is as big as anything. That’s a huge factor.”