Brewers' Brent Suter holds reading, signing of children's book for Racine back-to-school event

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There's still time to sharpen up with a good book before the first day of school.

Several organizations held a fun-filled day in Racine to get students ready and reading.

Save the Children is in the midst of their 2nd annual "Summer is Better With Books" bus tour. Friday's stop in Racine was one of 24 stops planned this summer.

"The summer is very valuable time that they're losing not in the books, playing in the summer, so if they can just get reading in wherever they can, that way their minds are fresh," said Chrissy Morgan with Save the Children.

The organization partnered with S.C. Johnson and Racine Unified School District to provide educational games and free school supplies to kids in need.

"We want every kid to be able to show up on that first day of school on Sept. 1 ready to learn," said Stacy Trapp, the chief of Communication for Racine Unified. "We never ever want money or resources or stuff like that to inhibit our students from having a great school experience."

The event had a special guest. Brewers pitcher Brent Suter ditched the mound for the microphone Friday, doing a reading and free signing giveaway of his published children's book, "The Binky Bandit."

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