Former UTEP basketball standout Jason Williams is back in El Paso and is set to launch his non-profit, Believe Sports Foundation 501(c)(3), on Friday night at Showtyme Sports Grill.

The launch will be from 4-10 p.m. at Showtyme Sports Grill (2106 North Zaragoza). Guests are welcome to mention the foundation name to servers and 15% of the proceeds will go back to Believe Sports Foundation. They will be having an information booth and they will be providing details for the event to guests that attend.

The mission of the foundation is to provide elite basketball training, basketball camps and mentorship programs for youth of all economic backgrounds. Proceeds from the launch will go to help launch the foundation, according to Williams.

"I'm super excited to do this," Williams said. "I started a long time ago with the police force and I moved back to El Paso. This launch has been a year-long process. We're excited to give back to the community and also have fun playing basketball as well."

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Upon the completion of his 13-year professional basketball career that included stops in Israel, Argentina, Canada and France, Williams came back to El Paso to start the foundation. He is currently a coach for several youth travel basketball teams, along with being a personal trainer at Sun City Sports Lab. At UTEP, he finished his career with 1,225 points, 614 rebounds and 300 assists. He was named to the Second Team All-Conference USA, the 2005 All-WAC Defense Team and the 2004 WAC All-Tournament Team.

For information and questions on how to be involved with Believe Sports Foundation, Williams encourages people to call or text him at (504) 281-8116.

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