NCAT Gulf States office and NBA superstar Al Jefferson

photo(2)Members of the NCAT Gulf States office were guests at a reception for NBA superstar Al Jefferson Thursday, July 25, at the Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity Inc. offices in Jackson, MS. Shown foreground (from left): Outreach Coordinator Jim Ewing; Health Equity Chair and NCAT Board Member Beneta Burt (who hosted the event); Regional Director Rockiell Woods; Ag Specialist Felicia Bell; (center) Jefferson. The event celebrated “Let’s Move and Stay Healthy Day” for children taking health classes at the center. Jefferson donated his time and matched financial contributions for local children’s activities 20-to-1, officials said. A Prentiss native, Jefferson said he wanted to give back to the community and considers Jackson and Mississippi his home. Earlier this month the former Utah Jazz center reportedly signed a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Charlotte Bobcats that became official July 10.

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