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Jay Don Blake shares love of golf, reading with preschool children in Mississippi

March 29, 2017

Biloxi, Mississippi


BILOXI, Miss.- Jay Don Blake knows a thing or two about playing golf. Today he passed on a little bit of what he knows, mixed in with some ABCs to a group of pre-school children in Moss Point.

Blake and his wife, Marci, read to 40 children in the Excel by Five Initiative Program at Kreole Elementary School. Blake is competing in this week’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

The golfer tells News 25 encouraging children to read hits a hole in one for both him and his wife. “I didn’t know there was an ABC golf book out there. I was interested to see it myself and the kids were interested and it was fun to see their expressions and it was a priceless opportunity to do it.”

Marci Blake said, “Just a great opportunity to give back to the community as well as see the children. We love children. We have four children of our own and nine incredible grandchildren. We are having fun.”

A check for $25,000 to Excel by Five was presented during the reading. The first round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is set for Friday at Fallen Oak.

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