– Barb McNulty, JHS Principal
Chris Herren, a basketball legend, dreamed of one day playing in the NBA. An All-American in high school, Chris broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, featured in Sports Illustrated, and became the focus of the acclaimed novel, Fall River Dreams. Because of this success, Herren eventually realized his dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted in 1999. However, he eventually shattered his dreams and lost it all due to substance abuse.
Herren has now been alcohol and drug-free since August, 2008, and he 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, public speaking events, and through the Emmy nominated ESPN FIlms documentary Unguarded, which focuses on his life.
Please join the Jordan School District and SADD Organization for an inspiring presentation featuring former NBA professional basketball player, Chris Herren. He will share his tale of his harrowing descent into addiction, his miraculous recovery, and his new life mission with audiences in the hopes of reaching people of all ages to make a difference in people’s lives.
The Jordan School District will offer two presentations of Herren’s story. The first is a free community event on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium. This free event is open to all community members and families in the hopes of reaching as many people as possible with Herren’s positive message. The second presentation is for all Jordan students grades 7-12 on Wednesday, March 23 at 9:00 am in the high school. Both presentations are completely funded by generous donations from community organizations and Jordan school groups making it free to the public and students.
For a reminder of this event, join this Facebook event page.
This presentation is brought to you due to the generous donations of the following organizations:
The Jordan Police Department
Mystic Lake Casino
St. Francis Regional Medical Center
Jordan Student Athletic Association
The Jordaness Lions
The Jordan Fire Department
The Jordan Softball Program
The Jordan Booster Club
The Jordan Basketball Association
The Jordan Football Program
Jordan Community Education
The Jordan Volleyball Program
The Jordan Girls Basketball Program
The Jordan Track Program
The Jordan Boys Basketball Program