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July 23, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Philippines

Damian Lillard meets Special Olympics Philippines athletes

By Karyn Tan

Damian Lillard (2nd from right) together with Special Olympics Philippinea athletes

Special Olympics Ambassador and NBA star Damian Lillard met a group from Special Olympics Philippines at the NBA Cafe Manila yesterday. Lillard is in the Philippines for an all star game against the Philippines National team. Notes Kaye Samson, National Director of SO Philippines: "Damian immediately went out of the crowd to meet our athletes and 'fist-bump' each of them.He was very gracious and happy to receive a Special Olympics Philippines shirt and pin. He didn't hand them over to his assistant but instead hung it over his shoulder and walked around with it." Last week, Damian called out a Twitter troll that made fun of a Special Olympics athlete he accompanied to the ESPYs.

About Karyn Tan: Communications Manager for the Asia Pacific region
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