NBA Cares Unified Basketball Game

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We’re super excited to announce that Special Olympics will be back for our annual NBA Cares Unified Basketball Game at#NBAAllStar! NBA All Star Weekend is taking place in New Orleans, LA this weekend and we are thrilled to take part in the festivities!

Stay tuned for more information about our East & West teams, with players from all over the world (Including a few SOLA athletes!), as well as an announcement around our unified partners & coaches!

SOLA Athlete to Play with All Stars

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!

NBA and Special Olympics Team Up

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Special Olympics announced yesterday the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game, which will take place as part of 2013 NBA All-StarSteven Tookes in Houston.  With support from The Coca-Cola Company, the game will tip off on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 PM CST, prior to the 62nd NBA All-Star Game that evening. This year’s Unified Sports Basketball Game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes, including Special Olympics Louisiana athlete Steven Tookes, playing alongside NBA Legends. Read the full release

Click here to learn more about Steven Tookes