Orlando Magic's Chris Duhon to Host Week of Events in Louisiana and Gives a Chance to Win a Million Dollars
ORLANDO, FL - June 30, 2011 - Orlando Magic's and Louisiana's own Chris Duhon will host the Stand Tall Foundation's week of events in Louisiana beginning July 22 and running through July 29.
Duhon's first event is the Stand Tall Foundation Scholarship Dinner on July 22 at The Gallery in Slidell. Duhon awards five, $5,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellence in community service, academics and possess strong leadership skills. Eligible students must have completed at least their junior and senior years in the St. Tammany Parish Public School system and be going to a four-year college/university in the Fall. Tickets to attend are available at $30 per person.
Stand Tall Foundation Scholarship Winners
The 2011 recipients are:
Alan J. Cox – Salmen High School
Carley Marie Furlan – Fontainbleu High School
Michelle Yvonne McElroy – Northshore High School
Joseph Charles Reynard – Salmen High School
Bethan Paige Tinker – Mandeville High School
Chris Duhon Stand Tall Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament
On July 23, Duhon will host his third annual Charity Golf Tournament giving a participant the chance to win a million dollars with a hole-in-one. The tournament will take place at Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, LA with a 12:30pm shot-gun start. Participants can register as individuals or on a four-person team. There are sponsorship opportunities ranging from $250 to $5000 and there will be additional contests and prizes like a trip for two, to Hawaii.
The Seventh Annual Chris Duhon Basketball Camp
The seventh annual Chris Duhon Basketball Camp will take place from July 25 through July 29 at Fritchie Park Gym in Slidell. Once again, Duhon is pairing up with his Salmen High School coach, Jay Carlin to help teach kids the basketball fundamentals. The five-day camp is designed for boys & girls, ages 7-15 and focuses on fundamentals of basketball such as ball-handling, passing, shooting, dribbling, footwork, defense and rebounding. From beginning to end, each day is crammed with a high level of instruction for beginners as well as experienced basketball players in a fun and safe environment. This year, the campers will be treated to a special training experience with a speed and strength demonstration by Parisi Speed School, powered by Cross Gates Athletic Club.
About Chris Duhon's Stand Tall Foundation
In August 2005, Chris Duhon established the Chris Duhon chapter of the Stand Tall Foundation to aid his hometown of Slidell Louisiana, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The Stand Tall Foundation has provided assistance to several local schools and churches and the Boys & Girls Club of Slidell as well as developing programs to assist the community such as the "Operation 21" project, which refurbishes outside basketball courts in areas that otherwise would not be able to. Chris teamed up with Leadership Northshore to install new and improved playground equipment in several Slidell area parks. Duhon and his foundation have also partnered with Habitat for Humanity and Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation to aid in the construction of new homes in Slidell. Duhon's philanthropic activities were recognized in 2006 when he was the recipient of The Sporting News' Good Guy Award. The Chris Duhon's Stand Tall Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to building up children who are the foundation of our communities. The foundation is incorporated in Illinois and Connecticut, but is run by its office located in North Carolina.