Chiefs Encourage Kids at Hispanic Book Fair

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs football players are promoting Scholastic Read and Rise -- a free book fair for Hispanic students during Hispanic Heritage Month. The book fair not only helps the students with literacy but also their families -- 90 percent of which are economically disadvantaged.

"The common denominator with kids who get involved with criminal activity is a lack of education," said Chato Villalobos, Kansas City police officer and board member. "When you see initiatives like this, I get excited for them because this is the demographic that crime does effect."

The Chiefs handed out certificates for a free book and a copy of "Underdogs" to each student.

FOX 4's Kathy Quinn has more on the story.

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