Nazr Mohammed in his return to his native city last season to play for the Bulls held a charitable event to raise funds for capital improvements at his old high school, Kenwood.
That fundraiser was such a success that Mohammed is conducting his second annual this Friday, again at Pazzo’s, 311 S. Wacker, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 at NazrMohammed.com and $100 at the door. Among the events will be auctions of celebrity memorabilia, including an authenticated signed Michael Jordan jersey from the 1997-98 championship season.
There’ll be a raffle with proceeds going again to Kenwood. But Mohammed is expanding the event to raise funds for three charities/civic organizations his NazrMohammed foundation will be supporting. In addition, he’ll be raising funds for a new program of his called The Village Project to hold a retreat for 100 Chicago high school students aged 14 through 18 to further positive role models in the community.