Rising Stars Youth Foundation Launch Event

February 19, 2010

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ — To “tip-off” a new year, Jay Williams, current ESPN College Basketball Analyst and Duke Basketball Legend is holding a press conference announcing the re-launch of Rising Stars Youth Foundation — an organization that helped develop several NCAA and NBA stars. The press conference will take place at Hudson Terrace (621 West 46th Street) in New York City, Monday, February 22nd at 5:00PM. Jay will announce how the foundation is evolving and provide information about Rising Stars Youth Foundation Gala in April, which will help raise funds to support the organization’s new direction.

Following the press conference, Jay has invited the media and foundation supporters to join him for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This event is presented by Absolut Vodka and Sports Movements, “The True Value Of Sports.”

Basketball was the sport that motivated and inspired Jay to achieve his goals. During his three-year career at Duke University, Jay led the Blue Devils to the 2001 NCAA National Championship and received NABC Player of the Year honors. In 2002, he earned both the Naismith Award and Wooden Award as College Basketball’s Player of the Year, and more importantly, graduated with a degree in Sociology. Jay was the second overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. Jay continues his passion for basketball off the court as the newest face and voice of ESPN’s college basketball team.

Jay knows that basketball is not the means that motivates all individuals to attain their goals. However, he is certain everyone must understand the value of education in pursuing their dreams.

About Rising Stars Youth Foundation:

Rising Stars Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes education, provides life skills, and academic and athletic support programs for children. The organization’s primary objective is to lay the foundation for success in the minds and hearts of every child they reach. Rising Stars Youth Foundation presents today’s children with an educational model to develop leadership skills, responsibility, and accountability, which prepares them to make important choices and decisions regarding their personal lives, education and conduct. Rising Stars believes the foundation “Makes the world a better place by making a difference in the life of a child.” For more information visit http://www.jaywillrisingstars.org/

SOURCE Rising Stars Youth Foundation

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