Former UK basketball star and Owensboro native, Rex Chapman, will be in Evansville on Tuesday, April 10. Chapman will speak to the public about his journey to his own personal recovery from addiction. The event is free and open to the public.
Chapman was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, played for the University of Kentucky as well as in the NBA for 12 years. After several injuries in his career, he became addicted to prescription painkillers. Chapman will speak to our community about the opioid crisis and his recovery.
7 Sisters is hosting this event as an effort to spread their mission of stopping the stigma of addiction. 7 Sisters is a group of 7 women who have lost a sibling due to an opioid related death. The group formed in August 2017.
The event will be held at the University of Southern Indiana Sports Management Club Room UC 2217-2218. Chapman will begin speaking at 7:30 p.m., with a Q&A session at 8 p.m. This event is sponsored by Chuckles, Dunn Hospitality Group, Field and Main Bank and Old National Bank.
The 7 Sisters mission is to educate, provide recovery options and stop the stigma of addiction. 7 Sisters’ first event was held in November 2017 with the Opioid Awareness Race. This year the race will be held in October at the Eykamp Scout Center.