Shereka Wright dazzled crowds with her all star play as a member of the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs in the late 90s.

 

 

Wright, went on to have a stellar 4 year basketball career at Purdue and played 2 seasons in the WNBA.

 

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She doesn't travel back to Central Texas often, as she is now the Assistant Coach and recruiting coordinator of The University of Alabama Women's Basketball team.

So returning home was a treat for her, as she talked to a crowd not about basketball, but about the importance of education. 

The Copperas Cove Education Foundation event featured a silent auction and has raised more than $25,000 in previous years.

According to their website, their mission is to enrich and enhance educational opportunities for Copperas Cove students through community involvement and support.