Patriots player Patrick Chung visits Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

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Patrick Chung, founder of Chung Changing Lives, Inc. and his wife Cecelia Chung, Executive Director of Chung Changing Lives, Inc. met with the executives and board members of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) to tour their community center. Chung Changing Lives, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2012 by Patrick & Cecelia Chung. Patrick Chung is a member of the New England Patriots. Chung was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (34th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. During his time in New England, Chung has worked with community groups to support children through events such as organizing youth football programs in the Boston Neighborhoods and judging science fairs. Patrick Chung is also a spokesperson for Boston vs. Bullies, a program started by the Sports Museum to combat bullying in the Boston area.

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Chung spent time with children at BCNC reading poetry, playing dodge ball, and taking pictures. Chung is of Jamaican Chinese decent and believes it is important that Asian-American children are given an equal opportunity to participate in, athletic and artistic programs. Chung believes that each person has the ability and power to give a helping hand to a child in need. Chung looks to serve children in the areas of Athletics, Arts, and Academics by increasing opportunities for children by providing access to athletic instruction, art & music instruction, and tutoring & life skills training. The goal of Chung Changing Lives is to cultivate healthy lifestyles and active civic participation for children.

BCNC has been the vital link for the Asian community of Greater Boston, providing essential services that ease their integration into American society and preserve their rich culture. Chung visited the BCNC on February 7, 2013 and toured their facilities in anticipation of their Chinese New Year Banquet to be held on March 1, 2013, the banquet will benefit the 2,000 children, youth, and adults BCNC serves each year.

 

Chung Changing Lives, Inc.
PO Box 288
Foxboro, Massachusetts 02035
http://Chungchanginglives.org

About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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