Chris Herren Talks About Substance Abuse Saturday

Chris Herren in his Celtics playing days. (Photo from the Boston Herald)

Former NBA player, Chris Herron, will be the guest speaker this Saturday (7/21) as Rhode Island Sports Heroes holds their annual Summer Outing Event at Camp Westwood in Coventry from 9 am-3:30 pm.

More than 160 kids from various nonprofit groups throughout the state, including Big Sisters/Big Brothers, Seven Hills, Ocean Tides, Youth Rap, Adoption RI, Child and Family Services, Gateway Healthcare, Perspectives, and Davey Lopes, Sackett Street, have been invited to enjoy an old-fashioned fun day, participating in camp activities, canoeing, swimming and volleyball.

Herron, the subject of the ESPN documentary, “Unguarded,” will speak about his ordeals with substance abuse and educate the attendees on the consequences of drug use.

An all volunteer organization, RISH caters to groups statewide, striving to enrich the lives of “at risk” youth through their” involvement in all types of sports.The group uses the philosophy of “Spectate, Educate and Participate,” to engage youth in life enhancing positive experiences.

The event is free to all pre-registered RISH kids and lunch will be provided. To register, call Tom Bauman at Rhode Island Sports Heroes, 401—523-0786 or email:

RISH is a 501C3 organization established in 2004 that services hundreds of local youths every year.

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Field Director at the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, former editorial staff member at the Providence Journal. Master's candidate in Labor Relations at the University of Rhode Island.

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