Chris Herren is the definition of motivation and recovery, a fact with which he"ll share at EGHS today when he talks to the kids about his initiative Project Purple.
Herren battled many addictions in his early life, and founded Project Purple after he entered recovery. His initiative helps individuals and their families who are struggling with addiction, as he once did.
In the typical EGHS welcoming nature, the girls and boys basketball teams are hosting Purple Outs. All supporters are encouraged to wear purple, to support Chris Herren and his organization. It starts with the the boys JV team against Warwick Vets, at 3:30, and then continues with the boys Varsity teams, also against Vets, at 5. There will be a half-court shooting contest at halftime, with plenty of prizes to be won.
The Purple Out reaches its finale with the girls Varsity team at 7 p.m., against Rogers. At half-time, for $1, supporters can purchase a piece of paper into which they'll fold a paper airplane. When the signal is given, all of the airplanes will be thrown to hit a target, and win prizes like Herren's signed book or an Orange Leaf gift card. Finally, all proceeds will go directly to Project Purple, to further Herren's cause. Thanks to the EGHS Varsity Club and the Booster Club, tonight will be very memorable. See you there Avengers!