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NBA STAR KENDALL GILL APPEARANCE AT HARDING UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL IN CONJUNCTION WITH PBS TV SPECIAL 'HIGHER GOALS' WITH ISIAH THOMAS

NBA STAR KENDALL GILL APPEARANCE AT HARDING UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL IN
 CONJUNCTION WITH PBS TV SPECIAL 'HIGHER GOALS' WITH ISIAH THOMAS
 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Harding University High School will have the opportunity to meet NBA star Kendall Gill, at a special assembly held at the school on Sept. 22, 1992. This special school program is being held in conjunction with Higher Goals, a new half-hour public television special featuring NBA superstar Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons. The television special, a co-production of Kartemquin Educational Films, Chicago, and KTCA-TV, St. Paul/Minneapolis, will air on PBS Sunday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. ET. The assembly and television special are sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
 Kendall Gill will offer advice to students who are eyeing professional sports, or other "dream" careers, on the need to first get an education, the very subject of the public television special. Students will also view Higher Goals.
 Joining the Charlotte Hornets as a first round selection in 1990, Kendall Gill became the first Hornet selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team
 Joining Kendall Gill on Sept. 22 will be local Toyota dealer Bill Egan of Town and Country Toyota.
 "Toyota believes that our future as a society depends on being able to draw on a resource of individuals who have received a high quality education," comments Bill Egan, who will present a $2,000 scholarship check to Harding University High School on behalf of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "Through our sponsorship of Higher Goals, and our participation in this school's program, we remain true to our belief in returning a portion of what we earn to the community -- education is where we've chosen to place our focus."
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