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Come See Chris Herren! New Date: Tuesday, May 7

Chris Herren, former NBA star and recovering addict, is coming to share his remarkable story with the Amity community at 7 pm on 2/12. The event is free and open to the public!

Update:

Chris Herren will speak on May 7. The event was postponed due to the February snowstorm.

Original post:

On Tuesday, February 12th, the Community Action Club at Amity High School has invited Chris Herren as a guest speaker.   We worked hard to get this speaker to come to our school because of the impact that we believe he can have on the entire Amity community.  

             Chris Herren grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts where he was a star high school basketball player. He then went on to play at Boston College and Fresno State before getting drafted to the Denver Nuggets as the 33rd overall pick in the 1999 draft. He played one season with the Nuggets before they traded him to his hometown team, The Boston Celtics. However, throughout his entire basketball career, Chris struggled with substance abuse, which affected his career and opportunities.  Chris now coaches children, in addition to giving inspirational speeches across the country in an effort to educate others about the dangers of substance abuse. He has been sober since 2008.

            Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to hear a remarkable story about a basketball star who turned his life around.  Chris Herren’s real-life story will help to educate Amity students and community members about the dangers of substance abuse and the impact they can have on all of our lives.

            The event is free and open to the public; however, to make a donation to this event or to any of our community efforts, you may contact the club at amitycommunityactionclub@gmail.com. Checks can be made out to Amity High School. No donation is too small.  Members of the Community Action Club will be more than happy to pick up any donations. Thank you, and we hope see you on the 12th.

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