Orlando Magic's Chris Duhon to Host Week of Events in Louisiana and Gives Participants a Chance to Win a Million Dollars
ORLANDO, FL - June 30, 2012 - Orlando Magic's and Louisiana's own Chris Duhon will host the Stand Tall Foundation's week of events in Louisiana beginning July 17th and running through July 28th.
Duhon's first event is the Triple Threat Dance-Step-Cheer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Slidell, a camp created by his wife Andrea. The 4-day camp focuses on fundamental techniques and choreography of Dance, Step and Cheer. Volunteers coaches come from different facets of the arts and will feature professional dancer Belissa Reyes from New York City. "Belissa is very talented and I am confident that she will instruct and inspire our youth", said Andrea Duhon, camp director.
Stand Tall Foundation Scholarship Dinner on Friday, July 20th at The Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell. Duhon awards five, $5,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellence in community service, academics and possess strong leadership skills. Eligible students must have completed at least their junior and senior years in the St. Tammany Parish Public School system and will be attending a four-year college/university in the Fall.
Tickets to attend are available at $30 per person.
Stand Tall Foundation Scholarship Winners
The 2012 recipients are:
Nicole Elizabeth Finger - Pearl River High School
Abrielle Jenee Givens - Salmen High School
Collin Hunter Jackson - Pearl River High School
Caroline Elizabeth Maxwell - Pearl River High School
Jonathan David RIchardson - Northshore High School
Ten Pins for Kids Charity Bowling
Saturday, July 21st at USA Bowling Center, Slidell, LA 100% of proceeds will benefit St. Tammany Parish Kids in Transition (KIT) Program, a program that serves over 1,500 homeless students enrolled and identified in St. Tammany Parish Public Schools. The KIT program assists homeless students with academic services, mental health support and provide other academic needs such as uniforms, schools supplies and tutoring.
Chris Duhon Stand Tall Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament
On July 28th, Duhon will host his 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament giving participants the chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS with a hole-in-one. The tournament will take place at Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, LA with a 12:30 p.m. shot-gun start. Participants can register as individuals or on a four-person team. There are sponsorship opportunities ranging from $200 to $3,000 and there will be additional contests and prizes including a trip for two, to Hawaii.
The 8th Annual Chris Duhon Basketball Camp
The 8th Annual Chris Duhon Basketball Camp will take place from July 23 through July 27th at Fritchie Park Gym in Slidell. Once again, Duhon is pairing up with his high school coach, Jay Carlin, Salmen High School, to help teach children fundamentals of basketball. The five-day camp is designed for boys & girls, ages 7-15 and focuses on fundamentals of basketball such as ball-handling, passing, shooting, dribbling, footwork, defense and rebounding. From beginning to end, each day is crammed with a high level of instruction for beginners as well as experienced basketball players in a fun and safe environment.
About Chris Duhon Stand Tall Foundation
In August 2005, Chris Duhon established a Hurricane Relief Fund as a chapter of the Stand Tall Foundation to aid his hometown of Slidell Louisiana, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The Stand Tall Foundation has provided assistance to several local schools and churches and the Boys & Girls Club of Slidell as well as developing programs to assist the community such as the "Operation 21"project, which refurbishes outside basketball courts in areas that otherwise would not be able to. Chris teamed up with Leadership Northshore to install new and improved playground equipment in several Slidell area parks. Duhon's philanthropic activities were recognized in 2006 when he was the recipient of The Sporting News' Good Guy Award.
Chris gave new life to the foundation and named it The Chris Duhon Stand Tall Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to building up children who are the foundation of our communities. The foundation is incorporated in Illinois and Connecticut, but is run by its office located in North Carolina.