Jackson receives multiple honours with humility
Lauren Jackson will be greeted by more than 100 family, friends and invited guests at a special ceremony this coming Saturday to officially rename the Albury Sports Stadium, the Lauren Jackson Sports Centre.
The occasion comes only days after Jackson also accepted an invitation to become a patron of the NSW Rape Crisis Centre, an organisation that she believes in strongly.
Paul Sheehan, sports writer for the Sydney Morning Herald said of her presence at the ceremony: "She is the greatest woman team sports player Australia has produced and here she is modest, warm, approachable."
Jackson is due to arrive at the stadium at 12.30pm on Saturday and following the official proceedings, will unveil the new signage at the stadium around 1pm.
At 1.15pm Lauren unveil a new interactive display, which honours her impressive basketball career.
The NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley and Chief Executive Officer of Basketball Australia, Larry Sengstock will also be in attendance, along with more than 900 junior basketball players from across NSW.
The announcement honours one of the finest sporting careers, not just in Australian basketball, but in sport, with Jackson claiming just about every accolade possible in the sport.
The honour also demonstrates Lauren's passion for her roots. Despite traveling the world with her amazing talents, she stills calls Albury home.
CLICK HERE to read the Sydney Morning Herald story paying tribute to Jackson for her involvement with the centre.