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?
Students at Frederick Douglas Charter Academy where the day of service projects occurred! http://twitpic.com/417sha
Great day of service. http://twitpic.com/417pej http://twitpic.com/417pl9 http://twitpic.com/417qvz
Next up, NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service.
Enjoyed the NBA All Star Tech Summit! Especially chatting with Pat Riley! http://yfrog.com/h7drhxfj
Day 2 All-Star Fest- http://yfrog.com/h6eyesj http://yfrog.com/hsf47uhjhttp://yfrog.com/h4bgphfj
A true legend! http://twitpic.com/418x6d
@Alanabeard20 @TichaPenicheiro @marionjones @candacewiggins Headed to a sponsor reception. http://twitpic.com/418i9i
@MarionJones Day 2 All Star Fest-Started the day off with a visit 2 my fav LA b-fast spot, Bottega Louies. Beignets anyone? http://twitpic.com/41427w
Last pics of the night! Great 1st day at All Star weekend. http://yfrog.com/gzkb1nbj http://yfrog.com/h3be3xuj
Awesome evening spent with the kids at the NBA Fit clinics. 500 kids- Amazing! http://yfrog.com/gyuhjvj http://yfrog.com/hs13upnj
Me and the Human Highlight http://twitpic.com/40xc74
@russwest44 and @marionjones 2011 All Star festivities... http://yfrog.com/h7h3fgoj
2011 All Star interview circuit ... http://yfrog.com/h7de4wrj http://yfrog.com/h66naaj http://yfrog.com/h3h1qwj http://yfrog.com/h261aqwj
@MarionJones - WNBA players meeting- @alanabeard20 and @marionjones http://yfrog.com/h44pbzaj
@MarionJones - Katie Smith and I after players meeting... http://yfrog.com/h0xulnlj
@MarionJones - Headed to LA for All-Star weekend! An early start but should be a blessed day. Have a good one!
WNBA Stars Celebrate Social Responsibility and Youth Education at NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles
On The Right Track by Marion Jones