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Unformatted text preview: coaches and NBA All-Star Jrue Holiday will
participate in the honorary tip-off.
This Unified Sports® exhibition game, which was first held during NBA All-Star
2012, will combine athletes with and without intellectual disabilities as teammates
to showcase the power of Special Olympics' Unified Sports®, which helps unite
communities and foster an environment of acceptance and inclusion. Following
the game, The Coca-Cola Company and NBA Cares will present Special Olympics
with a $50,000 donation. In addition, prior to the Unified Sports Game and only
hours before competing in his third NBA All-Star Game, Oklahoma City Thunder's
Russell Westbrook along with NBA Legend John Starks will host a clinic for local
Special Olympics Texas athletes at Jam Session. "The NBA is thrilled to once again join our longtime partner Special Olympics for the
NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game at NBA All-Star and we
look forward to building upon the excitement and success of last year's game," said
NBA Senior Vice President of Community Relations Todd Jacobson. "This great
event highlights the role that basketball plays in bringing people together while
emphasizing the importance of having fun and living an active, healthy lifestyle."
The NBA's global partnership with Special Olympics began more than 30 years ago
when the league helped to introduce basketball as a new sport to...
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