Former Chicago Bull Dickey Simpkins will be playing a short basketball game with Mayor Andy Berke on Monday night.
The game will be hosted as the East Lake YFD Center, which was voted the top city center.
Afterwards Simpkins will sign some autographs for fans of all ages.
Dickey Simpkins, three-time NBA Champion, is an expert basketball skill developer, NBA Scout for the Charlotte Bobcats, TV analyst for FOX Sports and a national motivational speaker. Simpkins was drafted in the first round (21st overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 1994 NBA draft and went on to play six seasons (1994-2000) for the franchise. Simpkins was part of the NBA’s “Winningest Team Ever” which posted a 72-10 record in the 1995-’96 season. In his years with the Bulls, he played alongside some of the NBA’s Greatest 50 Players, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Robert Parish. Simpkins has also played with the best rebounder ever, Dennis Rodman, and played for the legendary coach, Phil Jackson. Simpkins currently resides in the Chattanooga area with his wife, Sophia, and their four children, Jazmin, Jacoby, Jayla and Jaxson.
The Get Fit Challenge is a new initiative from Mayor Berke’s Office that showcases the variety of outdoor opportunities available to everyone in Chattanooga, demonstrates how easy it is to add different fitness activities to a daily routine, and encourages Chattanoogans to get moving.