By Paul Kurtz
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — The first day of school at Mann Elementary School in Cherry Hill was a memorable one today for students as they received a visit from Phillies’ outfielder Ben Revere.
Showing no visible signs of favoring his broken right foot, Revere strode from behind a curtain in full uniform and gave the kids a lesson on how eating right goes hand-in-hand with getting a good education.
“Eat your vegetables, get your rest, stay active, come to school, do your homework,” he told the students. “I had to do that when I was the same age as you guys.”
Speaking to reporters afterward, Revere said he’s passing along a lesson that he learned growing up in Georgia:
“We had some Braves players come and try to help us out a little bit. We kind of looked up to them. So now, coming to the Philadelphia area and teaching these kids, ‘Okay, he did it, I want to do it.’ ”
To go along with his visit, the New Jersey Education Association will be providing Ben Revere Growth Charts to all children 14 and under at this Sunday’s Phillies-Braves game.