Notre Dame Women's Basketball Team reads to kids at Perley in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The number two ranked Notre Dame Women's Basketball Team stepped off the court to take part in a Family Reading Night on Thurwsday.

The Fighting Irish read childhood favorites like Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham and Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots to boys and girls at the Perley Fine Arts Academy in South Bend.

Afterwards, the team colored with the kids and gave autographs, signing everything from shirts to books.

For the kids, spending the night with the Fighting Irish was to just too good to be true.

“I like Notre Dame. Are the girls nice? Yeah, so nice,” said Alexia Parker, a student.

“What was my favorite part about tonight? Getting my shirt signed. Who did I get it signed by? All of them,” said Jamar Dotson, another student.

“We support them and they support us. They come out and cheer us on at the games and we like to get back and experience these moments,” said Natalie Achonwa, a player for the Fighting Irish.

The next game for the women's team is an away game. They play Cincinnati on Saturday.

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