Trail Blazers

Anfrenee Simons will host live Q&A this weekend with his new foundation -- Be A Light Inc.

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons is getting set to enter his third year in the league.

We’ve seen his raw athletic ability, his tomahawk dunks, and pure offensive talent, but now we can learn more about another passion of his -- improving the overall social and economic trajectory for young disadvantaged adults as well as at-risk youth.

This season, Simons launched his Foundation, Be A Light Inc

And now you can learn much more about the Foundation that aims to help youth in need.

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon with special guest Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts]:

One of Be A Light’s upcoming initiatives is a four-part Virtual Town Hall series, which starts this Saturday, Oct. 17 with a Q&A with Simons.  

In the first episode of “Meet the Founder” Simons will discuss his journey to the NBA, overcoming adversity, and he will be engaging with fans in a live Q&A over zoom. 

Be A Light’s mission is:

To inspire, motivate, and educate disadvantaged or at-risk children and young adults by providing access to mentor services, family support services, continuing education, and career development programs.

Simon’s foundation will be holding or has held several events including:

  • A Back to School Backup Drive
  • Meals to students doing virtual school at home
  • The four-part Virtual Town Hall via Zoom to provide insight and to educate youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To register for the Q&A with Anfernee Simons during the ‘Meet the Founder’ of Be A Light Inc. check out www.be-a-light.org.