Former Huskies legends will be arriving all week to participate in Jim Calhoun’s charity game on Aug. 4. Rudy Gay, who left UConn as a sophomore in 2006 and has become the NBA star many believed he would, will be one of them.
And on Friday, Aug. 3, he will be honored as special guest at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. Gay, with the Memphis Grizzlies, will be presented the Middlesex Chamber’s “Role Model of the Year”
The Breakfast, at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, begins at 7 a.m., with the buffet at 7:45 and the speaking program from 8 to 9 a.m. Cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. For more information, call 860-347-6924 or visit the Chamber’s website.
Gay is being honored for his
deep involvement in the community. Here are some of his activities:
He won NBA Cares Community Assist Award in March of 2010 after helping to raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
He co-hosted the Staxtacular, a fundraiser that benefits the Stax Music Academy, for five consecutive years.
He hosts a holiday shopping spree at Target, which provides children from single parent homes in the Memphis area the opportunity to purchase gifts for Christmas.
He hosted the 12th Annual SportsBall in August 2009 in Memphis, benefitting the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
In February 2009, Gay was part of his team’s “Read to Achieve” celebration at the FedEx Forum, focusing on the the importance of reading.
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