Marion Jones To Participate in NBA All-Star Festivities

The WNBA announced earlier this week that Marion Jones and WNBA Legend Sheryl Swoopes, and NBA and NBA Development League stars will participate in the NBA/WNBA FIT All-Star Youth Celebration, which will include physical fitness instruction and health education for 500 local youth from Los Angeles Recreation and Parks, the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA. The event will promote the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle for children and families.

Also, on Saturday February 19, Jones, a former world champion track and field athlete, will host an autograph session at NBA All-Star Jam Session to promote her new book, On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed. The book is a candidly told story of how Jones came to grips with the consequences of her actions, and how she found meaning in all of it. Copies of On the Right Track will be available for purchase on-site.

To get all the updates from NBA All-Star weekend as they happen, follow Jones on Twitter - @MarionJones

Running Twitter Diary From NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles:

@MarionJones Back home! Had fun at the All-Star events but nothing beats home. What do y'all think of Blakes dunk?

@MarionJones Students at Frederick Douglas Charter Academy where the day of service projects occurred!

@MarionJones Great day of service.

@MarionJones Next up, NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service.

@MarionJones Enjoyed the NBA All Star Tech Summit! Especially chatting with Pat Riley!

@MarionJones Day 2 All-Star Fest-

@MarionJones A true legend!

@MarionJones @Alanabeard20 @TichaPenicheiro @marionjones @candacewiggins Headed to a sponsor reception.

@MarionJones Day 2 All Star Fest-Started the day off with a visit 2 my fav LA b-fast spot, Bottega Louies. Beignets anyone?

@MarionJones - Last pics of the night! Great 1st day at All Star weekend.

@MarionJones - Awesome evening spent with the kids at the NBA Fit clinics. 500 kids- Amazing!

@MarionJones - Me and the Human Highlight

@MarionJones - @russwest44 and @marionjones 2011 All Star festivities...

@MarionJones - 2011 All Star interview circuit ...

@MarionJones - WNBA players meeting- @alanabeard20 and @marionjones

@MarionJones - Katie Smith and I after players meeting...

@MarionJones - Headed to LA for All-Star weekend! An early start but should be a blessed day. Have a good one!

Related Links:

WNBA Stars Celebrate Social Responsibility and Youth Education at NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles

On The Right Track by Marion Jones