Outreach in the Community
As an athlete, I embrace the fact that I am a role model for today’s youth. Whether it is stressing the importance of education and encouraging a love for reading, teaching about nutrition and how to live a healthy lifestyle, or working on a local and global level to help eradicate malaria, I am constantly trying to use the platform basketball has given me to positively influence as many lives as possible.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make a difference in someone’s life, but you do have to be willing to invest your time. As I look back on my life, the people who made a lasting impact (family, coaches, teachers & mentors) gave me resources, shared wisdom, and most importantly made me feel valued by simply giving me their time!