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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Charity game for Katrina Support

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posted on Sep, 11 2005 @ 12:33 PM
A charity basketball, aimed to raise at least $2.5 million will be played today at 6 p.m. EDT, but will not air on TNT until 11 p.m. Stars ranging from LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kobe bryant, and many others will all be donating their time, in order to donate money for the Hurrican Katrina relief funds.

HOUSTON -- All-Stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Amare Stoudemire and Dwyane Wade will play in an NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game organized by TNT analyst Kenny Smith.

The game is Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT at the Toyota Center and will be televised by TNT at 11 p.m. Participating players will donate funds and supplies valued at more than $1 million for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

"The game is a show of our support and solidarity for those affected by this natural disaster," Smith said. "As professional athletes, we've been very privileged, and this is one way we can help take care of our own."

Before the game, the players will distribute truckloads of their donated goods and supplies to shelters throughout the Houston area, many of which are housing displaced New Orleans residents. Items will include food, clothing, water, toiletries and other basic necessities

Link: Smith to host Charity game featuring NBA stars

This is awesome. Not just for the massive amount of money to be donated, but that we get to see some of our best players playing in an 'All-Star' game in the off-season. Baseball, Football, and basketball in one day. This is a grand day for sports.

[Edited on 15/9/05 by TRD]

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