10 New Russell’s Reading Rooms in OKC

The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation continued its support of youth literacy with the announcement of 10 new Russell’s Reading Rooms today. Russell Westbrook cut the ribbon and unveiled the reading room at Adam’s Elementary School in Oklahoma City while announcing the opening of 9 other Russell’s Reading Rooms. The new reading rooms will be opening at Arthur Elementary, B

odine Elementary, Britton Elementary, Edgemere Elementary, Green Pastures Elementary, Gatewood Elementary, Greystone Elementary, Oakridge Elementary and Pierce Elementary Schools.

In addition to cutting the ribbon on the 10th Russell’s Reading Room, the Why Not? Foundation and Scholastic hosted a book fair at Adams Elementary School.  Russell Westbrook presented Principal Heather Zacarias with a check covering the costs for every student to take a book home from the fair.  Book fairs will be

held at the 9 other schools that received a reading room as well and every student will also be able to take a book home courtesy of the Why Not? Foundation.

“This is our 10th Russell’s Reading Room, and we have 9 more opening today. This a huge step for my foundation and our support for education. To be able to provide children with opportunity through reading, is something I take pride in and receive a lot of joy from, each time we open a reading room,” said Westbrook.

After the successful launch of six reading rooms in Oklahoma City and an additional three reading rooms in Los Angeles in 2015 and 2016, Russell Westbrook continues inspiring children to read in 2017. Westbrook has always stressed the importance of education and creating a safe learning environment, and through the continuation of the Russell’s Reading Room initiative he remains committed to providing a nurturing space for children to develop their reading skills at school and at home.