Former Blugolds basketball player spreads awareness for "Mentoring Positives"

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) A former UW-Eau Claire men's basketball player is working to help at-risk kids.

Willie Green played for the Blugolds basketball team in the early 1990's.

He lost his mom to breast cancer several years ago and wanted to make a positive out of that difficult time in his life.

That's what inspired Green to create "Mentoring Positives" in 2004.

Green was in Eau Claire Thursday spreading awareness for his program.

It's an organization that works with at-risk youth in Madison, creating positive relationships with kids and families.

The name of the organization came from his mother's initials, "M" and "P."

"Really it was just a tribute back to my mom and gave me some type of mechanism to help me stay focused and not think about the negative of losing that very precious relationship in my life," explains Green.

If you want to give to the organization, "Mentoring Positives," visit the link attached to this story or call (608) 819-6200.

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