As one of only 12 Special Olympics athletes, Special Olympics Louisiana’s own, Jacob Majors was chosen to participate in the fourth annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game, as part of this year’s NBA All-Star 2015 in New York, on Saturday. For the very first time, Special Olympics athletes played at New York’s Madison Square Garden – The World’s Most Famous Arena.
Jacob Majors’s unforgettable adventure in New York included participating on a Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball team with current NBA and WNBA stars and past NBA Legends. In an extremely close game, Team East (grey jerseys) emerged as the winner of the game! Team West got out to an early lead, up 32-24 at the end of the first half, but Team East quickly picked up speed, to emerge victorious, with a nail biter final score of 58-56. It was a very well-played game.
Check out these photos to see Jacob in action!
Jacob Majors is in New York City this weekend. Jacob, who is a SOLA athlete from Lake Charles, is not there for vacation, however. He is there to compete in the NBA Unified Basketball game with NBA Stars in Madison Square Garden! This is the second time Jacob has participated in this event (his first was last year in New Orleans) and he is the FIRST Special Olympics Athlete to be asked back to participate!
Check out Jacob and Jason Collins on Good Day New York, here.
On Sunday, February 16th, our very own Jacob Majors competed alongside many NBA legends and other Special Olympics Athletes from around the world. Jacob hit 3-pointer after 3-pointer and even secured a bit of air time on ESPN’s “Top 10!”
Check out the highlight video of Jacob below. You can view some pictures here.
Special Olympics Louisiana is proud to announce that Jacob Majors of Lake Charles, LA has been selected to be part of the third annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game, as part of this year’s at NBA All-Star Jam Session in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1:00 p.m. CST, prior to the 63rd NBA All-Star Game that evening. This year’s Unified Sports Basketball Game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the globe, including Majors, playing alongside NBA and WNBA players and legends.
Check out a video of Jacob below!