My name is Jason “White Shadow” Gibbons. I’m a motivational speaker who uses an interactive showtime basketball demonstration to reach students with a positive message. My message of hope for young people of all ages has kept me very busy in schools all over the country. I’ve seen thousands of students take pledges and make so very powerful decisions over the years.
As a member of the Harlem Globetrotter Legends comedy basketball team, I use a unique blend of basketball tricks, trick shots and crowd interaction to set the table for messages that I brings.
I inspire and encourage young people to believe in their dreams and goals, avoid negative peer pressure and the pitfalls of making poor choices. I often team up with like minded organizations around the country such as ’Future Champions of America’ and ’Teens of America’ to help reach young people in school assemblies all over the country.
Every time I walk into a school I’m always taken back at how powerful a tool that showtime basketball can be to set the table for the message that I bring to young people. When these kids see that ball spinning or they see that trick shot go in, I have their attention like nothing I’ve ever seen before. There are so many negative influences out there now a days just bombarding kids from every direction imaginable, through the music that’s being pumped into their ears, the video games that are marked to them, the movies that they’re watching or through the internet, kids these days need to hear about the type of message that I try to bring to them now more than ever! I try to stress to students that the choices are theirs, but they don’t get to choose the consequences, that’s out of their hands.
“While young people don’t make up the majority of our population, they’re 100% of our future!” -Sean Mulroney