The Boston-based urban youth development program Shooting Touch Inc. will be hosting two major events Friday and Saturday.
The first is called The Sports Conference and will be held at Northeastern University. A presentation will focus on educating college students on the rare ability to break into the sports industry.
Moderating the event is ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla. Another notable speaker is Northeastern’s athletic director, Peter Roby. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Fenway Center on Northeastern’s campus on St. Stephens Street.
The second event is an auction that will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Reebok World Headquarters in Canton.
Comedian Lenny Clarke will be the auctioneer for the event, which supports the Basketball Peace Corps, one of Shooting Touch Inc.’s programs that gives college graduates the opportunity to spend a year in Rwanda teaching basketball to underprivileged kids.
More than 200 guests will enjoy both a silent and live auction along with dinner and drinks. Notable attendees include former Bruin Mark Recchi, ESPN writer Jackie MacMullan, and NBA Hall of Famer Wayne Embry.
Justin and Lindsey Kittredge founded Shooting Touch Inc. in 2008 with the intent of providing youth opportunities for development both on and off the court.
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