The Mill Valley girls basketball team visited Grandview kindergarten students on January 31.
This is the ninth year that the team has visited Grandview between Lady Cat Classic tournament games to read and demonstrate basketball skills to students.
Former Grandview Media Specialist Nancy Wagner formed the partnership in 2011, when her cousin was the head basketball coach at Mill Valley. Drew Walter was hired as the new Head Girls Basketball Coach in Mill Valley six years ago, and he chose to continue the partnership.
“It’s one of the highlights of our trip,” Walter said. “The girls talk about it for months afterward.”
Each player is partnered with two to four kindergarten students to read in the library for about twenty minutes. Afterward, they move to the gym and the team demonstrates ball-handling skills.