CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia basketball program is a week into official practice with new head coach Dave Moore, and the Wolves began the year by giving back to the community, reading to children at the University of West Georgia pre-K program before practice began. The Wolves continue to practice this week in preparation for the first exhibition matchup of the year, coming up on November 1 at the University of Georgia.

To kick off the year right, head coach Dave Moore wanted to get his guys involved in the community. Moore’s daughter is in the Pre-K program in Early Childhood Education, giving the visit a personal touch.

"The guys were able to read books to multiple classes to reach as many children as possible," Dave Moore said. "Going into the schools and making that connection with the kids to get them out to the games is a big part of UWG Athletics."

Mary Reid, the Pre-K Director in the Early Childhood Education Program, had nothing but positive things to say about the team reading with the children.

”The students were super excited to have the basketball team read to them, and the sheer differences in size from the Pre-K kids and the players was a major attraction," Reid said. "Comments like 'You're really tall' were common with each class, and the students love having new readers in the classroom. We were in the middle of our fire safety unit so the players read books about firefighters, fire safety rules and fire equipment.”

After their visit with the Pre-K children, the Wolves have had a busy month. Wolves Madness was a success a few weeks ago with the students on campus and the community getting their first glance at the teams. Practice has been underway since Monday, October 15, as the Wolves continue to prepare for the visit to Athens on November 1st.