Thursday, July 01, 2010
Cotchery Teen Events Were A Great Success
On Friday evening, June 25, Birmingham Public Library partnered with The Cotchery Foundation to host a tailgate party at the Central Library for all teens participating in the library’s summer reading program. New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was present to talk with teens, pose for pictures, and sign autographs. His wife, Mercedes, led parents through an interactive workshop. More than 350 teenagers and parents attended the party. BPL came to life with teens playing Wii video games, dancing, getting airbrush tattoos, and participating in many other fun activities. Teens also enjoyed lots of tailgate food, including chicken tenders, nachos, hot dogs, and popcorn. Special thanks to summer reading partners O’Charley’s for providing rolls and chicken tenders and to Rally’s for providing hot dogs.
On Saturday, June 26, The Cotchery Foundation held its 4th Annual Skills and Drills Clinic at Legion Field for all teenage boys taking part in BPL’s summer reading program. Approximately 200 young men attended the football clinic. Special thanks to The Cotchery Foundation for continuing to support BPL’s summer reading program and for helping to make these events possible.
Individual photos with Jerricho Cotchery
BPL Flickr Photos
RKO Photography Photos