As part of the effort to make a good first impression in their new neighborhood, the Los Angeles Chargers helped celebrate Seuss Day by having some players read to local elementary school kids.

Also known as Read Across America Day, the event took place on what would have been Dr. Seuss' 113th birthday. Chargers linebackers Kyle Emanuel and Denzel Perryman, safety Dwight Lowery and center Max Tuerk handled the reading duties along with players from the LA Galaxy of the MLS, including goalkeeper Brian Rowe.

More than 400 second- and third-graders attended the function Thursday in Carson at StubHub Center, the venue that the Chargers and Galaxy will share for the next two seasons until the new NFL stadium opens in Inglewood. Check out the video above for highlights of the athletes connecting with the students over some classic children's titles like The Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs And Ham.

Dwight Lowery, Brian Rowe

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