Former Toronto Raptors forward Jerome Williams spoke at the St. Maurice and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church’s 9th Annual Community Outreach event that happened on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th in Markham, Ontario. Williams emphasized to the audience that it’s important to practice what you preach, and spoke to the people about how and why it is essential to work on “mastering the art of success” in their lives. The second day of his visit, the former NBA star held a youth clinic where he taught the kids some basketball drills and had a great time playing with them.
The Washington D.C. native was first recognized for his amazing basketball skills during his time at Magruder High School, and went on to play the sport for Georgetown University. He entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the 26th overall pick and stayed with the team for five years. He then went up to Canada to play two seasons with the Toronto Raptors, and also was a part of the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks before finally retiring in 2005. However, in 2006 Williams was asked to work with the Toronto Raptors again as their community representative which he gladly did.
Williams recently traveled to Ontario, Canada to visit the St. Maurice and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church in Markham to lift spirits, promote personal success, and work on some basketball and life skills with the local children. He was very well received and the community hopes to see him again soon.
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