Not only is Yao Ming a big name in basketball (as well as in general just big!), but he also has a big heart! As part of the NBA’s “Read to Achieve” program–a year round campaign dedicated to help promote life-long reading habits in young children–Yao Ming took time out of his busy schedule to read Mandy and Pandy Play Sports to a group of elementary school students in Houston, Texas. What’s great is not only is he encouraging young people to read more, but at the same time he’s sharing and teaching Chinese language to them as well.
Here are some pictures from the event:
The actual copy of Mandy and Pandy that Yao Ming touched
Yao intently reading out loud Mandy and Pandy
Yao Ming reading together with a student
The kids all wanted a group photo the towering Yao Ming
Thanks to Hai and the Read to Achieve Program that made this all possible!