BA star Tracy McGrady is making headlines off the court for his amazing work to help raise awareness on the genocide in Darfur. Tracy visited Darfurian refugee camps (along with super-human rights activist, John Prendergast) in Chad last year. His physical and emotional journey is captured in the fabulous documentary, 3 POINTS.
Tracy is candid about his fears of traveling and camping in Africa -- and about his confusion with the very complicated situation. What he learns while he is there -- and what we learn from the film -- is that the children in these refugee camps have strength way beyond their years. And what they need most (in addition to the 3Ps: Peace, Protection and Punishment) is education. And this became Tracy's call to action.
Earlier this month at a recent screening of the film at CAA headquarters in Los Angeles, Tracy unveiled his Sister Schools Program, which pairs students in the U.S. with children in Darfur. Some 200 attended the event including actor Emmanuelle Chriqui, legendary Reggie Miller, and fellow NBA stars Baron Davis and Carl Landry. Dozens of young people from high schools across LA also attended.
McGrady called on NBA stars and others to help raise awareness and funds. If you'd like to take part in the Sister Schools Program, click here. Source: participant MEDIA newsletter