Boston’s Marcus Smart talks about the origin, focus of his Young Game Changer organization

Veteran Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart decided he wanted to pay things forward after basketball put him in a position to do so almost a decade ago, so the Flower Mound native started the Young Game Changer organization.

“I started it about nine years ago to help find a cure for cancer and to mentor the city’s youth,” shared Smart in a recent interview with CLNS Media’s Bobby Manning.

“Really, for me the goal is just to give families and people who are going through a stressful, unfortunate situation … the hope that they are looking for and that they need at that moment,” added the Celtics floor general.

Speaking at a Young Game Changer pop-up store event, Smart broke down the origin and focus of his organization to CLNS.

To hear more about it, be sure to check out the clip embedded above.

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