Known as the Ironman, Green will give a motivational talk at the Turning Up the Heat youth outreach event on May 3

by: ESPN - A.C. Green won three NBA Championships with the L.A. Lakers Molalla Nazarene Church will hold“Turning Up the Heat” an event featuring former NBA champion A. C. Green.

The church has booked the Christian speaker and retired American NBA basketball star as the keynote speaker for the “Turning Up the Heat” youth outreach event on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Green, who is known as the Ironman, has played in more consecutive games than anyone in the history of the NBA, and played through many aches and pains over the course of his 16-year career that included three championship teams with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is well known for his strong Christian beliefs.

“We want teens in our community at large to get together and have fun but hear a dynamic culturally relevant message from Mr. Green. 

Besides a powerful and encouraging message by A. C. Green, teenagers will have a blast playing games such as laser tag, live hamster ball, scavenger hunt, 3-on-3 basketball, flag football, soccer, and so much more,” said Melinda West, director of ‘Audience of One’ Youth Ministry. “This is our first major outreach event to the youth in our community at large. It will definitely be one of the largest teen outreach events in Molalla,” she added.

Registration is required.

Attendees need to call 971-570-7904 or pick up a registration form in the Nazarene Church office at 920 S. Shirley Street in Molalla. The cost is $15 per person. Lunch and a snack will be provided. In addition, there will be a number of concession stands.

 About A. C. Green

A. C. Green played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He won three NBA Championships with the L.A. Lakers and owns the NBA Iron Man Title. A. C. Green played in more consecutive games than any other player in NBA and ABA history. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Pac-12 Hall of Honor in 2012.

 About Melinda West

Melinda West is the youth director and Nazarene Youth International president at Molalla Church of the Nazarene. She has worked in youth ministry for more than six years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and is currently continuing her education at Nazarene Bible College in Biblical Studies. Melinda has worked in healthcare for twenty years. She is also a licensed emergency medical technician and volunteered at Molalla Fire Department assisting her community for three years.

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