By CLTure News
August 20, 2020 (updated)
Former NBA champions Rasheed Wallace (Detroit Pistons in 2004) and Stephen Jackson (San Antonio Spurs in 2003) will visit Charlotte this weekend for some community outreach efforts. The duo will start on Friday at Tent City providing food and personal items around 1 p.m. according to the press release. On Saturday, Jackson and Wallace will be accompanied by former North Carolina Tar Heel and Charlotte native Jeff McInnis for a special march and rally starting at West Charlotte High School at 12 p.m.
Stephen Jackson, a former Charlotte Bobcat (2009-11), has been a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement and very active in the media and protests since the murder of his friend George Floyd back in May. Wallace, the former UNC star, has teamed up with Jackson in visiting communities to help improve socioeconomic conditions in urban areas. Wallace and Jackson recently visited Flint, Michigan together in late July in their ongoing efforts to distribute water and essentials to residents. The two also led a peaceful Juneteenth rally in Wallace’s home city of Philadelphia back in June.
This weekend’s community efforts by Wallace and Jackson will be in partnership with The Q Connect, a Philadelphia-based brand management and marketing agency. You can find more information about the march and rally below.
Check out our conversation with Stephen Jackson and Jeff McInnis.