STAMFORD, Conn. -- Jon Harris, founder and president of The ATHLife Foundation and former DePaul University basketball player, is on a quest to make 1,100 free throws in 24 hours at 11 ATHLife School in an effort to raise scholarship money for the graduating class of 2016 at each of the schools.
Harris kicks off his quest at 8 a.m. Saturday at Westhill High School in Stamford.
Westhill currently is the only ATHLife member school in Connecticut. During this event, Charles Cernansky of the PCMFund, Inc will be presenting a donation/grant check to Westhill Principal Camille Figluizzi for the expansion School's Purple PACT (Players Academic and Counseling Tutoring Program) that will be made available to all athletes at Westhill. Currently, this program has focused mainly on the football and basketball programs at Westhill. This program is affiliated with ATHLife.
The Athlife Foundation is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization created in March 2010 to become the philanthropic arm of AthLife, Inc., an established agency that services the education, career development and life skill needs of athletes.
In the spirit of the agency's work, the AthLife Foundation's charitable mission is to ensure that in our nation's most challenged communities, deserving student athletes can achieve academically and prepare to compete successfully in their future careers beyond sport.
Westhill High School is at 125 Roxbury Road, Stamford.
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