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Franklin Avenue Baptist Church host Fatherhood & Family Summit

13th February 2014   ·   0 Comments

NEW ORLEANS, LA – New York Knicks Assistant General Manager and former two-time NBA All-Star Allan Houston, along with award winning journalist & CEO of Starfish Media Group Soledad O’Brien, will host a Fatherhood & Family Summit on February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church.

“My Foundation has been at the forefront of educating the public about the importance of fatherhood and strengthening the family unit for years,” stated Houston. “Now it is our goal to unify members of the NBA community and beyond in one arena to promote this cause.”

Addressing the fatherlessness issue across the country and continuing their commitment for change, the event will feature both a male and female panel that will each discuss the importance of fatherhood and family.

The female panel will be moderated by Soledad O’Brien and feature Senior Advisor to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Suzanne Immerman, four-time WNBA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Tina Thompson, NBA wives Adrienne Bosh and CleRenda McGrady and NBA mom Sheryl Howard.

The male panel will be hosted by Allan Houston and Fred Hickman and include New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams, San Antonio Spurs player Danny Green and Miami Heat player Roger Mason Jr. Also included is a youth panel that will feature an interactive segment hosted by former NBA player Keyon Dooling.

“We are excited to be able to partner with Soledad, Pastor Fred Luter, Pastor Steve Jamison and their organizations for what is sure to be a groundbreaking event,” Houston said.

The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will include prizes and giveaways for select participants. Franklin Avenue Baptist Church is located at 2515 Franklin Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m.

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