The NBA announced today that it will partner with two local Indiana-based charities – Special Olympics Indiana and Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis – as part of the 2024 NBA All-Star Game to help provide funding and support to each organization. Here are the details:
- The Eastern Conference All-Stars will play for Special Olympics Indiana.
- The Western Conference All-Stars will play for Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis.
- Each organization will start the All-Star Game with $100,000 and an additional $240,000 will be awarded to the charity of the winning team.
- Additionally, through the NBA Cares State Farm Assist Tracker program, $1,900 will be donated for each on-court assist during the All-Star Game with those funds being split evenly between both charities.
Special Olympics Indiana
Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Beyond the joy of sports, the organization promotes inclusion, empowerment, and a sense of accomplishment for all participants. With more than six million athletes and Unified Sports partners and one million coaches and volunteers in over 200 accredited Programs, Special Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions every year around the world.
Boys & Girl Clubs of Indianapolis
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis creates a nurturing environment for young people to thrive. Their main pillars focus on academic success, sports and recreation, the arts, education, health and wellness, and career development. While serving over 6,000 across 10 sites in Indiana, BGC Indy inspires and enables all youth, particularly those in need, to reach their fullest potential as responsible and caring citizens.