CRANFORD – Former NBA player Felipe Lopez will attend the Westfield Spring Fling 2010 Sunday, April 25, to help promote the programs and services of the Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) of Cranford. Lopez will be on hand from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at both the CPL booth signing autographs and briefly on the main stage.
Lopez played for four teams during his NBA career after graduating from St. John’s University in New York. Today he is an ambassador for NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program that builds on the league’s long tradition of addressing important social issues worldwide, including education, youth and family development, and health and wellness.
Through NBA Cares the league, its teams and players support a range of programs, partners and initiatives that strive to positively impact children and families worldwide.
The Cerebral Palsy League is a natural partner for NBA Cares, as the CPL supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through a variety of programs and services. Much the same as in any sport, the CPL has always valued Cooperation, Achievement, Respect, Enthusiasm and Service (CARES), according to CPL executive director Debra Wolfel.
“Those are traits required for any team to succeed,” Wolfel said. “The Cerebral Palsy League’s mission statement, ‘unlocking potential,’ is one that everyone can relate to. Whether an accomplished athlete or a child taking his first steps, we each need to reach our true potential – that’s what the Cerebral Palsy League is committed to.
“We are thrilled to be able to team with Felipe Lopez and NBA Cares to create a winning combination for both our efforts.”
The 16th annual Westfield Spring Fling will take place Sunday, April 25, in downtown Westfield from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival features hundreds of vendors and draws tens of thousands of visitors each year.
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