Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Morality Will Be Focus of Teen Program On Feb. 27

Published February 5, 2004

On Feb. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at Blessed Trinity High School, parents and their high school teens are invited to hear retired professional basketball player A.C. Green share his inspiring story of chastity in the NBA.

“High Fidelity” will feature Green, as well as fellowship, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and music provided by Kevin Wyglad and band. Paul George will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Green is the NBA’s reigning Iron Man, having played in 1,192 games, more consecutive NBA games than any other player in history.

In 16 seasons, Green won three NBA championships and went to the NBA finals in three decades. He fouled out three times in 1,278 games. The Los Angeles Lakers’ first-round draft pick (23rd overall) in 1985 out of Oregon State University, he played eight seasons with the Lakers, four with the Phoenix Suns, two with the Dallas Mavericks and another season back with the Lakers. Last season he reunited with former Lakers head coach Pat Riley with the Miami Heat.

In addition to his NBA career, a lot of press has also been given to Green’s moral choices. Green made the choice to abstain from sex until marriage and remained a virgin until he married at 38.

Green’s heart is dedicated to working with youth. In 1989 he established the A.C. Green Youth Foundation, with the main focus on sexual abstinence education. Through his “I’ve Got The Power” abstinence curriculum, Green’s mission is to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles, which will help them make responsible decisions.

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