On Wednesday, August 23 2017, Target will serve as Co-Host to formers Toronto Raptors, Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams, Boston Celtics, Marcus Banks, other BIG3 players as they debut their nationwide health and wellness event to benefit Las Vegas’s chapter of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Williams and Banks, both current players in Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league and huge community activists along with Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow, NBA players Stephen Jackson, Brian Cook and Desmond Farmer, and NBA Legends Hollywood Robinson and James Jones, will lend their support and participate in Target’s national read along program together with Legends Shooting for Peace Program.
The event hosts children (boys and girls) ages 8-16 and will consist of a fun filled day of healthy snacks, reading time from Legends Shooting for Peace book authored by Jerome Williams and other BIG3 players as well as a shopping spree at select Target stores. In addition, the kids will enjoy a special Q&A hour with Williams, Banks and all the BIG3 players and Legends.
Using their platform these players are in support of #DoUrPart initiative that has taken place during the BIG3 season to spread a positive message about how we all can #DoUrPart in any aspect of life. The BIG3 player Jerome “JYD” Williams are doing their part by helping to eradicate hunger and end homelessness through this health and wellness event. Feel free tag @junkyarddogjw @official_mbanks on Instagram and use #hashtag #DoUrPart and so we can hear your personal testimony and story.