Another Year, Another Successful Read & Play Project

Over the summer, there are three very important things we want all Pinellas County students to remember:

  1. Keep learning!
  2. Get plenty of exercise and fresh air!
  3. Stay safe!

Through our annual Read & Play Project, we help local students accomplish all three of these things!

Read & Play!

The purpose of our Read & Play Project is to make sure that all kids have a book to read and a ball to play with over the summer. The book keeps their mind fresh and the ball ensures that they’ll be playing outdoors. To make sure this happens, we donate books and balls to a local school.

This year, we went to Ponce de Leon Elementary in Clearwater, where we met a few classes of awesome third graders! We brought a variety of books for early readers, from thrilling stories of superheroes to adorable stories about dogs and bunnies. We even had some abridged versions of classic tales, like Little House on the Prairie, as well as informative books about dinosaurs and the behind-the-scenes facts of movies like Star Wars and Wonder Woman. There was a little something for everyone!

As we set up the books and colorful balls in the cafeteria, the students were clearly curious and excited. But before the fun could begin, we had to make sure the students were all caught up on their summer safety skills.

Promoting Summertime Safety

Matthew Noyes talked about car safety, highlighting the importance of seat belts and staying in the backseat. The students were shocked to learn that if they’re under 4 foot nine, they should still use a booster seat!  Lorraine Robinson talked about bike safety and explained why everyone should always wear a helmet, protective gear, and bright clothing when riding a bike, and Jacqlyn Bryant talked about pedestrian safety. She got them engaged by asking them to share advice for her to pass along to her young daughter. Finally, Dane Heptner covered topics like the beach and pool. Whether the students like to bike, swim, or play outside during the summer, the attorneys had a safety tip for them.

Hopefully, the third graders of Ponce de Leon Elementary learned a lot about staying safe and having fun! As one of the oldest personal injury firms in Clearwater, we have had so many opportunities to interact with the community. The Read & Play project is another way for us to give back! Thanks for having us, Ponce de Leon Elementary! Enjoy your book, play outdoors, and stay safe this summer!


The attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes represent those involved in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other types of personal injury matters. Our firm is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Tampa Bay. There are no attorneys’ fees or costs unless we prevail for you. Call our office 24 hours a day at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.

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