The White House announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick will serve as a “guest reader” at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 1.
The Stewart Haas Racing
driver has had a rough start to the 2013 season, ranking 29th in
championship points after five races. She will join NFL star Adrian Peterson, child
star and Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis and characters from Sesame
Street and the Super Sprowtz on the list of celebrities scheduled to read to youngsters
on the White House’s South Lawn. This year’s 135th annual event also
features youth sporting events, music, food and the highlight of the day, the
Easter Egg Roll. It is expected to attract a crowd of more than 30,000 people.
Additional readers will
be announced each day this week on the White House’s “Let’s Move!” twitter
account and Facebook page.