WWU to Host Family of Magic Johnson

Dr. Christine Johnson and Larry Johnson visit the campus May 2-3

By: Becky St. Clair

Walla Walla University will soon play host to Dr. Christine E. Johnson and Larry Johnson, mother and brother of Magic Johnson, of L.A. Lakers fame.

The Johnsons will speak for a vespers service on Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in the Walla Walla University Church, and again Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the University Church.

Dr. Christine E. Johnson is a community leader who has been honored for her hard work and dedication to encouraging others, particularly today’s youth, to set goals in life and to strive to achieve them. She and her husband are the proud parents of nine children, including Mr. Larry Johnson, founder of the Brotherhood Against Drugs, and Mr. Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

Larry Johnson president of Brotherhood Against Drugs, an organization that works to keep youth off the streets and off drugs.  Johnson speaks all over the U.S. bringing attention to today’s youth and the problems they face. 

One of the many things Brotherhood Against Drugs does is organize a late-night recreation alternative for males in the Greater Lansing (Mich.) area.  This program is called "Late-night Basketball League"and its purpose is to offer a viable alternative to the lures of illicit street life at a time when the majority of criminal activities occur.

The presentations by the Johnsons, at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, are free and open to the public.

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