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Former NBA Player to visit Wayne Central to speak about beating drug addiction

Wayne Central High School is hosting “Unguarded: A Conversation with Chris Herren”, on Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Ontario Center Road, Ontario Center, NY 14520.

A former NBA player, Chris Herren was a high school basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, who realized his lifelong dream of playing for the Boston Celtics only to lose it all to alcohol and drug addiction.

Sober since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else.

He shares his story of abuse and recovery in his memoir, Basketball Junkie, as well as in numerous interviews throughout the ESPN documentary Unguarded, of which he is the subject.

In June of 2009, he launched Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, a basketball player development company that offers basketball training, camps, and clinics to top basketball prospects in New England. Off the court, Chris Herren continues to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in his or her life.

Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at Wayne Central High School’s Main Office or at the door the night of the event. For more information, call 315-524-1060 or email slamdunk@wayne.k12.ny.us. To learn more about Chris Herren go to www.ahoopdream.com

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