PECOS, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Growing up in the small West Texas town of Pecos Andre Roman fell in love with basketball and even though he left to pursue his dreams on the court he will never forget the little West Texas Town.
Andre Roman, the professional athlete said, “It means everything, as I said, being able to give back it’s amazing. Our goal is to just make every kid feel special make them feel like they’re important and let them know ‘hey, anything is possible.’ If it is a little gift and maybe one day they will be inspired to do the same one say and that is mainly our goal.”
As a professional athlete, Andre founded the A.R. Camp, an organization dedicated to giving back to kids and teaching them life skills on and off the court.
“Coming from Pecos it’s a small town and I know growing up I remember receiving a gift myself. I don’t know who it was from still to this day but I still remember that day and I’m very thankful,” he said.
Roman will be returning to Pecos on December 23, 2020, with his organization for their ‘Gifts On Us’ holiday drive. Anyone that wants to nominate a family in need can call the number on the flyer and Roman will stop by with their wishlist.
Roman said, “We’re looking for a way to help them have a great Christmas around the holidays and just give back to the community and do our part. Unite the community, right now as you know it’s a tough time and it’s more important than ever to come together and I feel like giving back is a way to take a step forward in that direction.”