Rebound: The Chris Herren Story Inspiring Presentation

On August 25, Chris Herren will be welcomed into the community. The goal is simple; to raise awareness in our community about substance abuse and the detrimental effects it has on people of all ages specifically the youth population.

Rebound: The Chris Herren Story
Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Lehman Catholic High School

Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, dreamed of one day playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Herren broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, featured in Sports Illustrated and became the focus of an acclaimed book Fall River Dreams. Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all due to substance abuse.

Alcohol and drug free since August 1, 2008, Herren has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. He shares his harrowing story of abuse and recovery in his memoir, Basketball Junkie, as well as in numerous interviews throughout the Emmy nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, of which he is the subject.

Please join us for an inspiring presentation featuring former NBA professional basketball player, Chris Herren. A tale of descent into addiction, a miraculous recovery and his new life mission; to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching at least one person and making a difference in their life.

This free community event is sponsored by: Wilson Health, Shelby County United Way, City of Sidney Police Department, Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio, P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc., Realty 2000 Group, and Shelby County Family and Children First Council/Help Me Grow. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: www.wilsonhealth.org or call (937) 498-5441.

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