Former Detroit Finney and Detroit Mercy star Jermaine Jackson‘s quest since retiring from basketball has been to create opportunities for youth to flourish through his community center (see the story/interview I did with Jackson in May on his center), and his efforts are increasingly being noticed. U.S. Congressman Sander Levin, 80, recently stopped by his center to talk to kids about education, but he also apparently still has some game left. From the Macomb Daily:
Turns out the congressman — who turns 81 Sept. 6 — isn’t a slouch on the hardwood. He was a guard on Detroit Central High School’s basketball team as a youngster and still shoots hoops on occasion with his grandchildren and also plays squash with brother Carl Levin, a U.S. senator.
“I love to be out and play basketball with the kids,” said Levin, who along with former Congressman David Bonior, helped secure funding for the center when it was known as the Cairns Community Center. “It’s a good way to get a sense of what’s going on in the community.”