Simpson University to Host NBA “Iron Man” AC Green

For Immediate Release

06.06.2012

REDDING, Calif. – Former NBA great AC Green will be the featured speaker at a special event Saturday, June 23, inside the Heritage Student Life Center at Simpson University.

The 7 p.m. event will include an exhibition game, shooting and dunk contests, giveaways, and photo opportunities with Green. All proceeds go to support the Simpson women’s basketball program and the AC Green Youth Foundation.

Green will speak about his journey to the NBA and his life as a Christian athlete.

He spent 16 seasons in the NBA, winning three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers (in 1987, ’88 and ’00). He earned the nickname “Iron Man” for playing in 1,192 straight games, more than any other player in NBA and ABA history.

In addition to the Lakers, Green also played with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He’s a Portland, Ore., native who played four years at Oregon State University and was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

In 1989, Green—who is also a youth mentor, author, speaker and businessman—founded the A.C. Green Youth Foundation, with a mission to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles to help them make responsible decisions.

Tickets purchased before June 15 cost $30 per person, $35 after June 15. Kids under 12 are $15. Buy tickets online at simpsonu.edu/acgreen, or call the Athletics Office at 530-226-4731. Tickets also can be purchased at the door (cash or check only).

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