Hear highlights of Bill Walton's inspirational speech, originally aired on East County Magazine's radio show on KNSJ 89.1 FM, here: http://kiwi6.com/file/rdlekk220f
By Miriam Raftery
July 26, 2014 (La Mesa)—NBA Hall of Famer and former Helix High School superstar Bill Walton is best known for his exceptional achievements on the basketball court. But he’s also proud to be in the boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame, and knows first-hand the importance of positive role models.
So now he’s leading efforts to raise funds to build a Bill Walton Gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club in La Mesa, giving back to the children in this community, where mentors before him helped young Walton to achieve his dreams. On Thursday, Walton delivered an inspiration speech at the Boys and Girls Club’s new Brady Family Clubhouse.
“What great leaders do is inspire pride and loyalty,” said Walton. “Loyalty is that human attribute that allows us as a community to come together and be part of a team—and to realize that what we have is so special, as a result of our caring about what goes on. It’s not about us; it’s about these young children here who just have these fantastic smiles…who are just so full of dreams and full of hope.”