Tamika Catchings brings basketball themed reading corner to Riley Hospital

Tamika Catchings opens Reading Corner at Riley at IU Health
 
Starting September 15, patients and families at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health will have new inspiration to crack open a book. Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings and the Catch the Stars Foundation are bringing a basketball-themed reading corner to the Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley at IU Health. The reading corner will house ceiling tiles decorated by Catchings and Riley at IU Health patients.
 
After opening comments and the ribbon cutting, Catchings will read aloud to Riley at IU Health patients. The reading corner will then be officially opened to all patients and families at Riley at IU Health to enjoy.
 
Catchings created the Catch The Stars Foundation in 2004 to empower youth to achieve their dreams by providing goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy and youth development. This will be the Catch the Stars Foundation’s third reading corner.
Tamika Catchings opens Reading Corner at Riley at IU Health Starting September 15, patients and families at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health will have new inspiration to crack open a book. Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings and the Catch the Stars Foundation are bringing a basketball-themed reading corner to the Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley at IU Health. The reading corner will house ceiling tiles decorated by Catchings and Riley at IU Health patients. After opening comments and the ribbon cutting, Catchings will read aloud to Riley at IU Health patients. The reading corner will then be officially opened to all patients and families at Riley at IU Health to enjoy. Catchings created the Catch The Stars Foundation in 2004 to empower youth to achieve their dreams by providing goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy and youth development. This will be the Catch the Stars Foundation’s third reading corner.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Four-time Olympic gold medalist and star with the Indiana Fever, Tamika Catchings was at Riley Hospital to open a new place for kids to read.

Catchings and the Catch the Stars Foundation are bringing a basketball themed reading corner to the Edward A. Block Family Library at the hospital.

The athlete kicked the event off

Tamika Catchings opens Reading Corner at Riley at IU Health   Starting September 15, patients and families at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health will have new inspiration to crack open a book. Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings and the Catch the Stars Foundation are bringing a basketball-themed reading corner to the Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley at IU Health. The reading corner will house ceiling tiles decorated by Catchings and Riley at IU Health patients.   After opening comments and the ribbon cutting, Catchings will read aloud to Riley at IU Health patients. The reading corner will then be officially opened to all patients and families at Riley at IU Health to enjoy.   Catchings created the Catch The Stars Foundation in 2004 to empower youth to achieve their dreams by providing goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy and youth development. This will be the Catch the Stars Foundation’s third reading corner.
Tamika Catchings opens Reading Corner at Riley at IU Health

at 2 p.m. Thursday and then read a book to some of the patients.

This will be the third reading corner created by the foundation.

In addition, this is Catchings’ last with the Indiana Fever. Her final game will be Sunday against Dallas.

The team is planning a special retirement ceremony for her right after the game.

The Fever is asking fans to record video messages for Catchings to run along with other tribute videos to be featured throughout the game.

You’ll hear from Catchings Friday, Sept. 16 on Daybreak in a brand new interview ahead of her big weekend.

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