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Jun 1, 2015

Etan Thomas Here To Motivate!

Etan Thomas

etired NBA Player Etan Thomas is in Belize to motivate Belize City youths. The former Washington Wizards player is on a motivational fatherhood tour which will have him address youths on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Bliss.  The basket-baller-cum-motivational speaker will also be participating in a moderated public session on Wednesday night. The media met Thomas at the airport today:


Etan Thomas, Retired NBA Player & Motivational Speaker

 “Our agenda for the next two days will be speaking to the youth and offer words of encouragement. I have been blessed to play in the NBA for eleven years. I just kinda use that to be able to have that position of a platform to always be positive to the youth, because youths listen to athletes, entertainers and persons of that nature. So, I am looking forward to it. There are a lot of issues I wanna talk about, things that are directly impacting them and to offer words of encouragement and inspire them to be the best that they can possibly be.”


Andrea Polanco

“Talk to us a little bit more in detail about what you will be speaking to the young people about?”


Etan Thomas

“It’s going to be encompassing of all of it. There’s going to be a lot and when I speak to young people I try to hit as many topics as I can. I try to not hit them with too much, but I cover a lot because they are dealing with a lot. The youth of today aren’t like the youth of twenty years ago. They are exposed to so much more. So, I try to hit as many topics as possible.”


Andrea Polanco

“What, if there is one thing that you’d like the young people to take away from the presentations and speeches that you’ll be making; what is it that you hope they take away?”


Etan Thomas

“Not to let anybody or anything stop them, no matter what that anybody or anything is. So, there are going to be pitfalls and holes that you can fall into. Different influences that you can have, whether negatively or positively.”


Thomas is in country courtesy Restore Belize and NICH.


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