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Former Raptor Alvin Williams lands in Charlottetown for diabetes awareness program

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – NBA alum Alvin Williams will be at UPEI on Saturday as part of the Sun Life Dunk for Diabetes program aimed at inspiring youth to stay active and live healthier lives.

A meet-and-greet with the former Toronto Raptor point guard culminates six weeks of children from the Charlottetown and Summerside Boys and Girls Clubs taking part in the nationwide program. It uses basketball-themed fitness challenges and nutrition information to educate youth about Type 2 diabetes and its prevention.

The top participating youth have been selected for their overall engagement and commitment to the program.

Other events include basketball-based activities led by NBA Fit clinicians and performances by NBA entertainers.

Things get underway at 4 p.m.

Williams payed eight seasons (1998-2006) with Toronto. He returned to the Raptors as an assistant coach from 2009-12.

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