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Published January 09, 2011, 10:27 AM

Grand Forks children get a chance to meet with Sioux hockey players

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) – It was a special day for children in Grand Forks. They got to meet some of their sports idols, members of the UND hockey team.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The winter reading program partners with the athletic department. Students cut out snowflakes with the athletes. Parents say it's a great way to get to know the players they see all the time on the ice.

JENNIFER DODDSParent: “I think it helps the kids to see them as real people, and to see them struggle with the snowflake while your struggling to make the snowflake is kind of fun.”

The program started this fall. It runs through January 29th.