The Chris Herren Story

From the free throw line to over the line . . . a story about basketball, drugs, addiction and the road back.  Chris Herren Event Poster

Wednesday, January 9, 2013  -  7pm  -  Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium

Former Celtics basketball player, Chris Herren, spoke at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School on  Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 7:00pm. Chris is a motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate whose basketball career was shattered by his addiction to drugs and alcohol. 

Substance-free since 2008, Chris has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. Through his non-profit organization, The Herren Project, he works to educate youth and at-risk populations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and provide techniques to handle pressure within their lives, their community or their family situation.

In partnership with the Acton-Boxborough Regional PTSO, this community-wide event was funded by the Acton-Boxborough United Way’s 30th Anniversary Fund for Children & Youth.  There was no charge for this event. Donations are appreciated to help fund future programs for Children & Youth.

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YouTube Video Link: Chris Herren - To Hell & Back

Acton Patch Article on Chris Herren Appearance

               Wicked Local Online (The Beacon) - photo and video link

News Update Dec. 11, 2012: Multiple Copies of Chris Herren's book, Basketball Junkie: A Memoir, are now available at the AB Regional High School and Junior High libraries, at Acton Memorial Library. Citizens Library, and Boxborough's Sargent Memorial Library. Great chance for an individual or entire book group to read before the Chris Herren event on January 9th!

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