Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Marion Jones speaks about second chances

Talk about inspiring. I just got home after attending the Second Chance Scholarship Dinner that raises funds to help offenders take TCC classes. Marion Jones, former Tulsa Shock basketball player and former Olympian, spoke to a packed house at the Center for Creativity on the TCC Metro Campus tonight. She told about her experience as an inmate, and about how she has turned things around for herself and her family. But most of all, she talked about hope.

This was an absolutely amazing night, and I hope to tell you more about it in a future post. As for now, I've got to get ready for tomorrow. In the morning, I'm going to watch dozens of men receive certificates of achievement and associate degrees from TCC.  To see a clip of Jones from tonight, click here.

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