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Basketball Standout Prepares Old Tappan Students For Motivational Speech

Former Division III All-American basketball player Gian Paul Gonzalez joined NV/OT's Heroes and Cool Kids Club as a guest speaker.
Former Division III All-American basketball player Gian Paul Gonzalez joined NV/OT's Heroes and Cool Kids Club as a guest speaker. Photo Credit: Submitted

OLD TAPPAN, N.J. --  Former basketball standout and motivational speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez recently joined The Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan Heroes and Cool Kids Club to help them prepare a series of speeches they will give on bullying.

Gonzalez founded 4-One, an organization dedicated to using basketball to share a message of hope and striving for excellence in inner-city public schools and juvenile jails. He was a former All-American basketball player at Montclair State University and turned down a professional contract to become a teacher and motivational speaker.

The NVOT Heroes and Cool Kids deliver powerful messages on bullying, sportsmanship, leadership, and substance use to sixth graders throughout the school year.

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