May 12, 2009

United Way, Caron Butler offer youths' essay contest

The United Way of Racine County is partnering with NBA star Caron Butler in an essay contest for local youths.

Butler, a forward for the Washington Wizards and a two-time NBA All-Star, overcame struggles while growing up in Racine with what he calls the 3Ds: Dedication, Determination and Discipline. The essay contests asks local youths to tell which of the 3Ds they used to succeed.

Winners in two age categories -- 14 and under, and 15 - 18 -- will receive $300, an autographed basketball and recognition and the opportunity to meet Caron at a celebrity basketball event on June 12.

Contest details are HERE; entries must be submitted by May 29.

The City of Racine has proclaimed June 8 as Caron Butler Day. Check here for our report on the activities last year, when Caron gave away 500 bicycles to local kids, and was the star of our Juneteenth Day celebration..

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