Founded in 2011, The Herren Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction.
Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, realized his dreams by playing for the Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008, Chris has refocused his life to put sobriety and family above all else. In 2009 Chris launched Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, a basketball player development company which provides customized, superior basketball training through private training, clinics and camps.
Off the court Chris continues to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life. With the release of his memoir, Basketball Junkie, in May of 2011, Chris was approached by hundreds of people and their families looking for assistance in their road to recovery. Inspired by their stories, Chris formed The Herren Project to educate at-risk populations on addiction and help others in taking the first steps toward recovery and a life of sobriety.
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The Herren Project was recently featured on NESN as an episode of the Celebrity Spotlight Series with Ray Bourke, highlighting the Chris Herren Story and Chris’s Road to Recovery. The documentary also focuses on the formation of The Herren Project and the anti-substance abuse initiative Project Purple as well as impact The Herren Project has had since it’s launch in 2011. NESN Celebrity Spotlight Series: Chris Herren & The Herren Project