Chrysa Chin is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the Women’s History Observance hosted by 16th Military Police Brigade and Team Bragg at All American Chapel, March 28, 11:30 a.m.
Chris Paul, Steve Nash, LeBron James, and Larry Johnson are examples of the many NBA players who have benefited from Chin’s experience and professionalism.
Born and raised in New York, Chin has become known during her 17 years participating in the NBA draft as the “Hat Lady” for handing new draftees their team hat.
Chin has been with the NBA since 1997. Her amiable personality and honed communication skills have provided her with many opportunities to mentor professional athletes as the vice president of player development.
Chin has fostered programs that assist players during the draft, to reach their highest potential on and off the court during their careers, and transition out of the league when the time comes for retirement.
She focuses on young players, seeking to mentor them in skills as vital to success as managing a checkbook; something many of them have little experience with when they sign with a ball club for the first time.
“It’s not simply getting them through the first years of their careers; it’s about establishing life skills that will help them succeed in all aspects of life during and after their playing days,” Chin said in an earlier interview.
For her part, Chin has her own milestones of success. She was named in the top 25 Influential Black Women of 2012 by The Network Journal for Black Professionals and Small Business News.
Her commitment to excellence and service has led her to assist with such programs as the Women’s NBA league startup, and being active with USA Basketball Youth Association, and high school mentoring programs such as UWANTGAME.
“Ms. Chrysa Chin demonstrates the professionalism, courage and commitment of women we honor during the ceremony dedicated to women during the history, present and future of our great nation,” said Col. Alexander Conyers, 16th MP Brigade commander.
Join Team Bragg to celebrate women of character, courage, and commitment at the All American Chapel, Building C-7242, Ardennes St., March 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.