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Tim Lelito visited St. Margaret Mary Catholic School as part of Rotolo's Literacy Program

By Annie Hills

Rotolo's Pizzeria teamed up with New Orleans Saints center/guard Tim Lelito to speak to third- through fifth-grade students at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School on Wednesday afternoon.

Lelito addressed the students gathered in the gym to talk about reading and stressed the importance of reading more now so that reading becomes easier down the road. Lelito told students that his favorite book when he was around their age was "A Wrinkle in Time."

The students then participated in a question and answer session with Lelito and asked him a wide variety of questions from what his middle name is to what his favorite movie is. The students then had the opportunity to answer trivia questions about the visit and receive autographed 2014 New Orleans Saints Yearbooks from Lelito.

Rotolo's Pizzeria stresses the importance of reading and education to youth throughout Southeast Louisiana with its Literacy Program.

"Today my message was to create good habits now and I think that, to me, is something that is very personal because I didn't have good habits when I was little so I think I like coming and talking to these little kids, like the third- through fifth-graders a little bit better than the high school kids because right now is when we start talking about making good habits. Today we talked about Rotolo's Literacy Program and the reading is going to be huge for them going into middle school, high school, all the way through college and then even after college."

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