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On a day founded to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Cleveland Cavaliers spent part of Veterans Day giving back to those that have given to their country. Current Cavs players and Cavaliers Legends spent Tuesday evening at the Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio Veterans Domiciliary at Wade Park, serving dinner to approximately 150 homeless veterans from the Cleveland area.
Players Lou Amundson, Joe Harris and Alex Kirk were joined by Assistant Coaches Phil Handy and James Posey, as well as Legends and current broadcasters Austin Carr, Jim Chones and Campy Russell, at the Domiciliary.
The dinner on Tuesday was part of the NBA Cares Hoops for Troops programming, presented by PlayStation. The Cavs also commemorated Veterans Day on Monday with their annual Hoops for Troops game, where they hosted local current and former members of the military. The team also honored and highlighted the U.S. Military across several platforms throughout the night.
ABOUT THE VETERANS DOMICILIARY
The Veterans Domiciliary, located on the Wade Park Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus, is a state of the art residential care facility that combines rehabilitative clinical services with supportive case management services for homeless veterans. Based on the therapeutic community model, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), provides a range of rehabilitative care and support to foster veterans’ functional independence and develop a mutual support network with fellow veterans.
ABOUT NBA CARES HOOPS FOR TROOPS
NBA Cares Hoops for Troops is a year-round initiative led by the NBA, its teams and players in collaboration with the Department of Defense, USO and other military and veteran serving organizations to honor active and retired service men and women and their families.
This season, PlayStation has joined the NBA and Department of Defense around our shared “Commitment to Service” where teams and players will participate side-by-side with military members in hands on service events around the country, helping to improve our communities. Fans can showcase their Commitment to Service by visiting nba.com/hoopsfortroops/serve and using #HowDoYouServe.