SAGE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TO SPONSOR AN EVENING WITH CHRIS HERREN; PREVENTION STARTS WITH ALL: THE CHRIS HERREN STORY
Albany, NY — The Sage Colleges' Department of Athletics will be hosting a special program on Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. as Chris Herren will talk to the members of the Sage Athletic Department, student-athletes and the general campus community at the Armory at Sage. The program is the first of its kind at Sage for the student-athletes and is sponsored by the Athletic Department in advance of the 2019-2020 academic year. The event is not open to the public, but geared for the Sage community.
PREVENTION STARTS WITH ALL: THE CHRIS HERREN STORY
Presentation Time: 1 Hour Audience: Community Presentations, Conferences
In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his recovery journey in a brutally honest format with just a microphone. The event will start with a 5-minute film introducing Herren and showing highlights of his basketball career and his dream to play in the NBA which began to unravel by making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division I basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug use, vaping and the responsibility of prevention starting with us all. To conclude the event Chris will field questions from the audience.
Chris Herren Bio:
Chris Herren was a celebrated basketball star at Durfee High School in Fall River, MA and played two seasons in the NBA, one with the Boston Celtics. He went on to play in five countries overseas before losing everything to the disease of addiction. With the help of family and the support of others in recovery, Herren worked his way to sobriety in 2008 and, one day at a time, has stayed there. He shares his story nationwide through Herren Talks, giving hundreds of presentations to students, community groups and corporations each year. In 2011 he established Herren Project, a nonprofit foundation, that provides scholarships for treatment and recovery housing, as well as recovery coaching and online support for families. Most recently he founded Herren Wellness, a residential health and wellness program in MA and opening soon in VA that helps guests lead healthy, substance-free lives.