The Shooting For Peace movement took the city of Toronto, Canada by storm during NBA All-Star weekend in February of 2016. Shooting For Peace had ex professional basketball players teaming up with other celebrities such as, Snoop Doggy Dogg, The Property Brothers, Mo Peterson, “Pinball” Clemens, Steve Francis and many more to promote peace throughout communities. For Jerome ‘JYD’ Williams and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Retired Players Association, they said what better way to do this than a basketball game.You can check out some more news on the event below, courtesy of the NBRPA.
TORONTO, ON. – Las Vegas National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) Chapter President and Toronto Raptors legend Jerome Williams helped kick off the NBRPA’s 11th annual NBA All-Star Weekend celebration on Thursday afternoon when he hosted a special Read60 Poetry Jam event at Jarvis Collegiate Institute.The day included poetry readings from finalists of the Poetry Jam program, a question & answer symposium with NBA Legends and celebrities and a star-studded Charity Jam basketball game.Guests included NBRPA member Steve Francis, along with Morris Peterson, John Wallace, Drew Scott, Snoop Dogg, Kardinal Offishall, Joe Carter and more.
NBRPA CEO Arnie Fielkow conducted the charity basketball game’s ceremonial opening tip and later presented a $2,000 check on behalf of the NBRPA to the Read60 program, a program designed to provide books for Toronto District School Board students. Snoop Dogg was so touched by the gesture that he immediately matched the donation, promising to donate $2,000 himself to the program.Jerome’s All Star team of celebrities and former players gave the crowd at Jarvis Collegiate Institute a show they will never forget and more importantly, raised over $4,000 for the Read60 program.Fans who downloaded the Champions Basketball Network (CBN) app on the Apple App Store and Google Play were able to watch the event live.