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Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

ARC men’s basketball assistant coach Kenny Thomas talks to ARC forward David O’Looney during the game against San Joaquin Delta on Feb. 11.  (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson

March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better themselves [is what made me want to start coaching].”  Kenny Thomas, a former NBA player, has found...

Lend a Heart helps students de-stress with therapy dogs

Dogs from Lend a Heart Lend a Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy were at American River College on Dec. 9, 2019. (File Photo)

Heather Amberson

February 25, 2020

Lend a Heart, a nonprofit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy, will host a therapy dog day on Feb. 27, outside of the Library Quad, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If there is rain, the event will be moved inside to the Student Center. According to Ryan Nix, health services assistant, the event is s...

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