Malcolm Mitchell announces reading grants ahead of Super Bowl

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Former University of Georgia Football star and Super Bowl LI champion Malcolm Mitchell hopes to connect the energy surrounding this year's Super Bowl to get kids excited about reading.

He joined Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal in holding a Reading Rally for hundreds of students at Chicopee Woods Elementary in Gainesville Friday.

Mitchell also announced that 22 schools will receive an early learning initiative grant because he said success in life, begins with literacy.

The grants are made possible by the partnership between Mitchell’s literacy-based nonprofit the Share the Magic Foundation, the Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement, and the Get Georgia Reading Campaign.