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Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
Utah Jazz player Jeremy Evans reads to the kids at Timpanogos Elementary school in Provo Thursday, March 1, 2012.

PROVO — Utah Jazz players visited local elementary schools and read to students on Thursday as part of the team's Be A Team Player — Read contest. The program focuses on increasing literacy skills in children and is held in conjunction with NBA Cares, the league's global community outreach initiative.