The Mountaineer visits CED for a special storytime

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

On July 19th  IMPACT WV, in partnership with funding provided by Save the Children Summer Reading Challenge, hosted a special reading of the children’s book “Musket’s Big Adventure” by the West Virginia University Mountaineer Mascot herself, Mary Roush. Along with a coloring activity and a Q&A with the Mountaineer, children and families in attendance heard the story of Musket, the Mountaineer’s little furry friend, who teams up with other critters in the book to overcome obstacles with the Mountaineer Mascot.


The read aloud was presented in conjunction with Impact WV’s Summer Reading Challenge, a weekly program that offers incentives for families to engage in positive reading experiences throughout the summer. The Summer Reading program supports the core mission of the Impact WV program to provide best practices and strategies that build family supports so children grow up healthy, strong and ready to learn.


A program of the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Impact WV creates opportunities to address needs of children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or exposed to substances in utero by coordinating programs and services that engage the whole family in a two-generational approach that addresses barriers to care that impact children's health and future development. To learn more about the Impact program and upcoming events like this one, visit or like “Impact WV” on Facebook.