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The NBA has since provided sponsorship to Special Olympics basketball
tournaments, created public service announcements featuring NBA players, and
participated in major Special Olympics events. The NBA's Basketball without
Borders program has also featured international clinics for Special Olympics athletes
in China, Puerto Rico, Russia, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Spain, and Mexico.
"We are so grateful to our longtime partners at the NBA, and also to Coca-Cola, for
their support of this second annual Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball
game," said Peter Wheeler, Special Olympics Chief of Strategic Properties. "To
showcase the power of Special Olympics Unified Sports on such a huge global stage
like this presents an incredible opportunity for us to increase awareness and educate
communities about acceptance and inclusion for all people." NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game roster:
Nick Van Denburgh, MN
Krystle Bailey, NC
Ryan Higgins, TX
Jose Benitez, Puerto Rico
Xue Mao, China
Jian Gong, China
Massimiliano Priolo, Italy
Abigail Johnson, IN
Marinela Stefka, TX
Michael Reed, NJ
Steven Tookes, LA
Morne Reyeke, Namibia
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