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East hosts youth basketball camp with powerful guest speaker

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ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford East High School, in conjunction with Rockford Public Schools, the city's Park District, and the Rockford Sports Coalition, hosted the "No Books, No Ball" youth basketball camp over the weekend to teach young athletes the importance of success on the court, and off it in the classroom.

One of the guest speakers for the event was Michael Henderson. The Jefferson '87 product was arrested in 1993 and jailed as part of a federal city-wide drug raid. He was recently released from prison, and spoke about his presence at East to teach youngsters to stay away from street violence.

"I had done 21 years as of today, and I'd recently been released. So therefore when i came home, I said I wanted to give back to my community, and speak out to the youth and let them know about choices they may decide to make."

To hear from other guest instructors from the camp, click on the above video.


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