William B. Meyer, Inc. has long supported local children’s charities. This summer, our company partnered with the Eric Murdock Foundation to sponsor an all-day event on the last day of basketball camp at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, CT.
The day was orchestrated by Ted Kennedy, Vice President of Sales for William B. Meyer, Inc., Eric Murdock, who played nine seasons in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets, and Miami Heat, and Judge Kevin Doyle of the Connecticut Superior Court. All three are friends who met during their undergraduate days at Providence College.
Together they worked with Terry O’Connor, Executive Director at the Cardinal Shehan Center, to bring the event to life. He commented on the accompanying donation, “William B. Meyer, Inc. continues to make a real impact here. They sponsored a great day of basketball for the kids. And their generous financial support will be put to use for our Art Education Program. 30 kids will be able to attend every day for eight weeks. What a wonderful experience for them.”
Kennedy elaborated on the event and why he felt it was a great opportunity to support the children in the local community: “We thought it would be a real thrill for the kids if we brought in my friend Eric to work with them. It’s not often as a kid that you get a chance to meet an NBA star. Eric is so community-oriented he jumped at the chance and clearly had as much fun as kids. We were happy to facilitate such a great day and, in doing so, support two great organizations in the Shehan Center and the Eric Murdock Foundation.”
Dressed in colorful shirts provided by William B. Meyer, Inc. the kids practiced drills and played games, coached by Murdock and his son, Eric Jr. Murdock shared his thoughts on the camp: “My son. and I truly appreciated the day at the Shehan Center. The kids here are amazing and we enjoyed sharing our off-court experiences with them while helping them develop their skills. William B. Meyer’s donation to my foundation will go directly to the afterschool program at the Martin Luther King Center in my hometown of Bridgewater, New Jersey.”
The players had a wonderful time putting their skills from the weeklong camp to the test while having the chance to show off a little for an NBA star. William B. Meyer, Inc. is looking forward to continuing to sponsor and support events like this one in communities throughout the Northeast that focus on allowing kids to be kids!