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The Philadelphia 76ers Team up with Special Olympics Pennsylvania

December 28th, 2013 at 11:06 PM
By Ryan White

Through Sixers Strong, the Philadelphia 76ers community outreach program, a new partnership has been formedwith Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA)

Michael Carter-Williams, the 22-year-old rookie point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers will serve as the team’s spokesperson. He said, “Sports have taught me so much in life, and I’m proud to serve as the spokesperson for an organization that makes it possible for everyone to play; I look forward to working with Special Olympics Pennsylvania and its athletes throughout the season and into the future.”

This partnership is part of an initiative, Sixers Season of Giving, which began Saturday with a Toy Drive at Wells Fargo Center and will continue to execute various activities throughout the week.

Projects include a shopping spree hosted by Carter-Williams for 10 Special Olympics competitors and their families and an all-access, VIP pass for a local foster child to the 76ers upcoming face off against the Brooklyn Nets.

“To be involved, it’s just something I want to do and something I’m proud of,” said Carter-Williams.“It’s great to see how much passion the people who are in the Special Olympics have. They love the game and have passion for it just as much as we do.”

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