LIVINGSTON, NJ — Darren Prince, a 1988 Livingston High School (LHS) graduate, will return to his alma mater on April 4 to speak about his international best-selling book, “Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports & Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top,” at an event organized by Livingston Vision 20/20 and co-sponsored by Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee (LMAC) and Healthy Community, Healthy Youth (HCHY).
At 14 years old, Prince started what became a multi-million dollar baseball card company, and by 25, he was a sports and entertainment agent working with big names like Magic Johnson, Pam Anderson, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Chevy Chase and Muhammad Ali. “Aiming High” tells the inside story about his life as a celebrity and his “terrifying descent into drug addiction,” according to the inside jacket of his book.
“I now know my real purpose: Darren Prince the recovery advocate,” said Prince. "I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to bring it back to Livingston High School where it all started for me close to 35 years ago by sharing my experience of strength and hope to never go down the path I did.”
Vision 20/20 Education Sub-Committee Chair Mike Ramer, who organized the event, said that once he opened “Aiming High,” he could not put down—and now he can’t wait to bring the author home and hear him speak about “his amazing journey and his story of hope and recovery.
“This event aligns with so many of our values here in Livingston,” said Sasha Pailet Koff, LMAC Chairperson. “It’s about community, education, and achieving greater health no matter what age, stage or status. I and our committee could not be more thrilled to bring this type of event to Livingston. It will be an incredible evening of learning and supporting one another.”
The free community event, to be held in the LHS auditorium at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. According to Alan Karpas, president of HCHY, Prince will discuss “his tremendous successes, how he overcame his failures, and now giving back through his life lessons.”
“His captivating story will certainly help to lead our youth down a path where they will thrive,” stated Alan Karpas, HCHY President.
The program will be geared toward students between sixth and 12th grade, but parents, teachers, school staff and the public are all welcome.
Copies of “Aiming High” will be on sale for a reduced price of $10 at the event, where Prince will remain on hand to sign books and take pictures following his presentation.
Click HERE to read more about Prince's experience since the release of his book.