The Amity Community Action Club welcomes former Celtics player Chris Herren for a special presentation in the Amity High School Auditorium, Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. the program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seats are first-come, first serve.
Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, realized his dreams by playing for the Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008, Chris has refocused his life to put sobriety and family above all else.
In 2009, Chris launched “Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren.” Off the court, Chris continues to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life. With the release of his memoir, Basketball Junkie, in May of 2011, Chris was approached by hundreds of people and their families looking for assistance in their road to recovery.
Inspired by their stories, Chris formed The Herren Project to educate at-risk populations on addiction and help others in taking the first steps toward recovery and a life of sobriety.
Matt Milner, president of the Community Action club, organized this event with the help of club coordinator Amy Miller at Amity High School earlier this year, but it was postponed due to a snowstorm.
E-mail email@example.com or call Matthew Milner at (203)927-7273 with any questions or donations.
Originally Published on: Mar 31, 2013 @ 3:55 a.m.