Sports, Volunteering, Youth

All-American Brandon Roy to Be Keynote Speaker at Rainier Vista Breakfast

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From The Seattle Times (RVP news partner):

“I was scared,” he said. “I was really insecure in class. But I got lucky and got hit with a rude awakening as a sophomore. But a lot of guys I know got hit after high school, when it was too late. Once I figured it out and realized you have to show up for these tutoring sessions and you have to ask for help, it made things a lot easier in my life.”

Roy is a spokesman for the A Plus Youth Program at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club, which combines basketball with academic tutoring and civic engagement workshops.

“Looking back on it now, there probably were guys out there better than me,” Roy said. “But I was fortunate enough to have somebody who took my education as seriously as they did my basketball. The tutoring I got taught me to have balance in my life. Read more.

Brandon Roy, in action against USC, is the first Husky since Bob Houbregs in 1953 to make the All-America team. He’ll be the keynote speaker at the “Change the Game Breakfast” on Thur., June 17, at 8 a.m. at Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club (4600 38th Ave. S.). Jim Bates / The Seattle Times, 2006