NBA Cares: Nuggets Host Clinic for Special Olympians; Mavericks Salute Military

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets hosted its Sixth Annual Denver Nuggets Basketball Clinic for Special Olympics Colorado at the Pepsi Center this week. In all, 125 Special Olympians participated in this year’s program.

Special Olympics Colorado VP of Programs Chaka Sutton said, “This basketball clinic just gets better each year. The winter sports season is almost over and our athletes will be playing basketball next; so this is a good way for everyone to get ready for our basketball season.”

Nuggets F Chris Anderson: “”It was great out here today. Not only do the kids get to come out and have a little fun, but we do too. Special Olympics is a great organization and being involved in a program like this is awesome” (Jordan Edwards, Denver Nuggets).

Dallas Mavericks: The Dallas Mavericks hosted the 5th Annual Seats for Soldiers last month at American Airlines Center for a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. For this event, front row season ticket holders give up their seats to military personnel that have either been wounded in combat or have recently returned home from a year of active duty overseas.

Mavs Salute Soldiers (2:04)

Over 150 soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio attended and were treated to a private flight on American Airlines’ Flagship Freedom, the yellow-ribbon 757 that was unveiled on Veterans’ Day in support of all who serve.

In addition to the courtside seats, the Mavs donated 100 lower-level tickets to soldiers from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City (Dallas Mavericks).

Video added to YouTube: December 16, 2008