St. Louis, MO, February 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- What seems like yesterday, really happened 2 years ago. That’s how long it has been since former Bronco’s running back Damien Nash collapsed after hosting a charity basketball game in his hometown of St. Louis. Although his tragic death will eventually become a vague memory to most, the Nash Youth Association strives to keep his community-oriented legacy alive. As stated in Resolution No. 217 written by the City of St. Louis Board of Alderman’s “Join with us to celebrate the extraordinary life of Damien Nash.
On March 7th, 2009, NYA in conjunction with 39th Ave Music LLC will host a charity basketball game and life celebration gala in honor of the late Damien Nash. The basketball game will take place @ Riverview Gardens High School. A pre-game autograph session by MU Football Tigers Sean Witherspoon, Derrick Washington, Carl Gettis and Hardy Ricks takes place @ 1:30 pm with the game tip off @ 3pm. Special guest includes Justin Gage (Tennessee Titans), Will Franklin (KC Chiefs), Brad Smith (NY Jets), Lawrence Maroney (NE Patriots) and Chris Morton (Tennessee Titans). The gala is set for an 8 pm kick off @ The Old Rock House. The charity basketball game and gala will consist of NFL players, local non-profits, national recording artist, community leaders, taste makers, models, local community college athletes and more. The event aim is to celebrate the life of Damien “DD” Nash.
“It’s an honor and privilege for me to be able to affect other lives in a positive way on behalf of Damien”, NYA president Terrence Curry said. “For as many good deeds implemented by D Nash towards his peers and community, and the nature and timing of his death, I think that it’s vitally important to celebrate his life and keep his community-oriented legacy alive. Damien passed away serving his community.”
The Nash Youth Association is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that was founded on March 1, 2007 by Kimberly Nash, Damien’s mother. The purpose of NYA is to provide youth in the St. Louis area with academic and athletic opportunities. Already the organization sponsors the D Nash Football & Cheerleading Camp, which was started by Damien in June 2004 and the D Nash Scholarship Fund.
For more info visit www.nyausa.org or www.myspace.com/dnashevents