NBA Star Quentin Richardson to provide meals to 1,000 families
at The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
WHAT: Former NBA player for the Orlando Magic and Chicago native, Quentin Richardson, will provide food to more than 1,000 families surrounding the community he once called home at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
WHY: NBA StarQuentin Richardson will help to spread the holiday spirit and give back topatrons and residents within the community that he grew up in – Chicago’s far South-side and surrounding communities. It is very important to Quentin that he does not forget his roots, and the well- being of others at all times, but especially in celebration of the birth of Christ.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 2012
WHERE: The Kroc Center
1250 West 119th Street
Chicago, IL 60643
WHO: Quentin Richardson, Retired NBA Player for the Orlando Magic
Major David Harvey, Administrator, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
About The Kroc Center
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers the largest array of educational sports, arts and supportive programs anywhere in the city under one roof. The Kroc Center is a major catalyst of growth for the community, creating jobs and providing a safe haven for youth sorely in need of the recreational, creative and educational alternatives to gangs and violence that the Kroc Center offers. The goal of the center along with support from the community is to expose children and families to different people, activities and arts that are otherwise beyond the reach of the community. For additional details, renderings and program descriptions, visit www.kroccenterchicago.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 89 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salarmychicago.org.
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