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Professional basketball player is St. Luke’s newest Community Ambassador


Tyrese Martin grew up in Allentown, starred in basketball at William Allen High School and made it all the way to playing with the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Now, Martin wants to help other youngsters in Allentown and the surrounding Lehigh Valley find a path to success.

Tyrese is the newest Community Ambassador for St. Luke’s University Health Network, joining a cadre of other Lehigh Valley professional athletes who are dedicated to giving back to the communities where they first forged their success.

“A couple of years ago, I never thought I’d be in this position to help out kids like myself,” Martin said. “I want to impact kids and help them know the struggle is a path that can lead to success. Now that I have this platform, I can’t wait to help inspire others.”

Martin has run basketball camps the past two summers in Allentown, and St. Luke’s will be partnering with him on that as well as help him form a charitable foundation that will give back to the community and the schools.