Chris’ family roots are in the northeast in New England and Massachusetts since his father, John Havlicek, played for the Boston Celtics and is a Basketball Hall of Famer. The Genesis Foundation for Children is a charity that Chris and his father are both heavily involved in. The Genesis Foundation helps children with special needs and their families get the care they need.
Chris Havlicek’s Work on the Board of Directors:
The Genesis Foundation for Children, a New England based non-profit organization, strives to fulfill its mission to raise funds to enrich the lives of children and their families affected by birth defects, genetic disorders and intellectual disabilities. Chris is a longtime board member and part of the finance committee for the Genesis Fund. The vision of the Genesis Foundation is that all children born with physical and genetic challenges receive the care necessary to maximize their potential. The Genesis Foundation primarily supports The Feingold Center for Children, The Pregnancy Exposure InfoLine (PEIL) and Therapy and the Performing Arts – Cape Cod (TPA). They also provide support to others that share their mission to provide coordinated care to children with special needs.
Finance Committee for the Genesis Fund
Chris has been an active Fundraiser and a personal contributor to this cause. He, along with the other board members proudly support The Genesis Foundation’s vision through strategic planning by participating first-hand in fundraising events and assisting in the development of relationships that are crucial to sustaining the organization.
Annual John Havlicek Celebrity Fishing Tournament Benefits the Genesis Foundation for Children
The John Havlicek Celebrity Fishing Tournament has been an annual event since 1981. Chris’ dad, John Havlicek, started this fundraiser event to benefit the charity. The annual event is a fun way to raise money for this great cause and includes hotel stay, meals, golf or tennis tournaments in addition to the main event fishing tournament. Silent auctions of celebrity memorabilia add to the totals that this annual event gives to the Genesis Foundation for Children.