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On this episode we explore the journeys of 2 distinguished gentlemen from the We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports Program.

Our first guest was raised on the upper west side as a member of an 8 sibling family. Nothing came easy, but there was never a dull moment. He graduated from Norman Thomas H.S. and made his way to Lehman College where for the first time he walked on and played organized basketball. He flipped that into a couple of FREE99 degrees and the inspiration to one day establish his own non profit now named We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports. Today as the founder of We W.I.L.L. coach Henry Perez develops groups of children and young adults through expert basketball training and a variety of personal development programs.

Our next guest earned the respect of his peers early and as such was given private access to his neighborhood public park where he spent countless hours refining his shooting stroke. He spent time busting that ass all across NYC. Often you'd catch him playing alongside Hoops & Hip Hop icon Bobbito Garcia. When High School hit he attended and played at La Salle Academy. Then he'd go on to the University of Nebraska to play D1 ball and then professionally in Italy. Today "Pasta" (as they call him) is the associate head coach at Riverdale H.S. and both a board member and coach at We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports.

On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we hear the stories of Henry Perez and Joe "Pasta" Cifone.

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