While most NBA players relax or seek out local nightlife on days off, former Wildcat Eric Bledsoe spent his time off helping out in the community.
Yesterday afternoon, Bledsoe visited Messmer High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to inspire both the boys and girls high school basketball teams.
Bledsoe teamed up with MENTOR’s In Real Life, an organization dedicated to providing role models to young adults with no one to turn to in life. The former Wildcat spent his time at the school talking about the adversities he has overcome in life to reach his dreams and how those in attendance and their peers could stay on the right track to find success in life, as well.
According to MENTOR’s In Real Life, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are:
- 55% more likely to enroll in college.
- 78% more likely to volunteer regularly.
- 90% are interested in becoming a mentor.
- 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
With the help of Eric Bledsoe, those in the local Milwaukee community have a better chance at thriving.
Check out some of the pictures taken from his time at the school by Jeff Phelps of the Milwaukee Bucks:
Once again, nothing beats the BBN.
Keep making us proud, Eric!