J.J. Barea Visits Holyoke

Dallas Maverick guard J.J. Barea visits Holyoke upon receiving the 2017-2018 J. Walter Kennedy Award. Showing love and support to our community, giving inspiration to hurricane Maria survivors. Bringing along his coach Rick Carlisle. Barea also received the humanitarian award by the Basketball Hall of Fame for his part in providing hurricane relief to the island of Puerto Rico.

Barea spoke to the kids of Holyoke High, emphasizing how important it is to say in school. Inviting our future generation to be more involved in issues regarding not only our country but most importantly our community. Making a clear statement on how it’s not only about being a great person at a job or skill, we have to be great people to each other in our communities