04/30/10 10:16 am EST
Now that the ball is no longer bouncing at the Wachovia Center for the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2009-10 campaign, players have some free time to do things outside the basketball realm. Recently Sixers forward Marreese Speights was at the Copabanana on South Street as a guest bartender in order to raise money for the Ronald McDonald house in Philadelphia. Speights is possibly following in the footsteps of fellow teammate Samuel Dalembert who recently received the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for helping out mightily with the relief effort in Haiti.
“Helping out with the Ronald McDonald house is a great feeling,” said Speights. “I realized that it’s harder to serve drinks then I thought it was, but I’m doing my best to help out the children.”