Queens, New York
Professional Basketball Player
WNBA basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw credits the Variety Boys & Girls Club with teaching her the persistence she needed to achieve her goals. The Washington Mystics player’s achievements – from a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics to playing in three consecutive All-Star games – are impressive. The University of Tennessee’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, she led the Lady Vols to three NCAA championships – all while volunteering in the Knoxville Boys & Girls Club’s Summer Reading Program. The 1999 WNBA Rookie of the Year has also published a book, Chamique: On Family, Focus, and Basketball.