Shannon Brown: From NBA Champ To Local Hero

Shannon Brown posing with a group of childrenNBA Star Shannon Brown will be hosting the first annual Wood-Star Music Festival, a star-studded event whose goal is simple: to give back to his community by giving kids a brighter, more positive future. recently sat down with Shannon to discuss the festival, how he came up with the idea, his ideas about what kids need today to be successful, and how the stars of the festival reacted when asked to help out…

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BDO: So, Shannon, what’s the purpose of the Wood-Star Music Festival? Why and how did you come up with this?

SB: Wood-Star is a way to give back to the community, to give kids more ways to be successful. It’s all about the kids. The goal is to give away scholarships and to help schools provide the tools kids need to live more successful lives. I’m working with a great group of people, and we’re hoping that, going forward, we’ll be able to make this an annual thing. A national thing. We’ll see how it goes!

BDO: The Wood-Star Music Festival seems like it’ll be such an amazing line-up for a great cause. Can you speak to how you came up with the idea in the first place?