Sutton and Uzoh Host Reading Timeout

December 19, 2013

Tulsa 66ers players Maurice Sutton and Ben Uzoh visited Jarman Elementary in Tulsa on Wednesday afternoon for a 66ers Reading Timeout.

The 66ers duo read to a room of over 50 students, emphasizing the importance of being good citizens and treating others with respect.

After taking turns reading to the students, Sutton and Uzoh opened up the floor for questions - answering student-asked questions ranging from basketball to overcoming adversity.

Its always good giving back to the kids, said Uzoh. I like reading and interacting with them. Its great to have these types of experiences and a chance to give back to the community.

The 66ers participate in various reading and community outreach programs throughout the season to show appreciation to the Tulsa community which they have become a part of.

As a rookie out of Villanova, Wednesday marked Suttons first school visit as a professional basketball player and was an experience that took him back to his own childhood.

Its just great to be out here and give back to the kids, said Sutton. It reminds me of when I was a kid and we had volunteers come in and talk to us. That was always really big for me.

To learn more about other community appearances the 66ers have taken part in this season, click here.