02/29/2012 4:00 PM
After Bill Bussing's reading, Evan interacted with the kids and danced along to their songs.
(EVANSVILLE, Indiana) – Otters President Bill Bussing and Evan the Otter went to Stockwell Elementary school on Wednesday morning and read a book with the local kindergarteners.
Talking to over 120 kids, Bill chose to read his favorite children’s book, Napoleon Peacock’s Ballpark Adventure by Margaret McMullan. The story focuses on a family of peacocks that visit Historic Bosse Field for an Evansville Otters game, and the book gripped the children’s attention.
"We're always glad to go out into the community," said Otters president Bill Bussing. "I don't know who had more fun--the kids or Evan and I."
Evan the Otter was also there to sign autographs, dance, hug, and high five each of the kids in attendance.
Once the book was completed, Bill Bussing generously donated a free Otters gameday ticket to all of the children.
"Evan and I were impressed with the children's behavior,” added Bussing. “They were attentive, disciplined and appreciative. We felt very welcome."
Opening Day for the Otters at historic Bosse Field is Friday, May 18, 2012, when Evansville hosts the Washington Wild Things. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CDT, and season tickets are on sale now.
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