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Former NBA Star Sam Perkins Leads Unified Basketball Clinic

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Former NBA great Sam Perkins helps Special Olympics athletes hone their skills on the court.

Lions Clubs International, a Special Olympics partner, is marking its centennial this year. It's a milestone well worthy of celebration.

That’s why Special Olympics International Board Member and former NBA great Sam Perkins led an electric Unified basketball clinic at the 2017 Lions Clubs International convention.

Fifty athletes from Special Olympics Chicago and young Lions members teamed up and illustrated how the Special Olympics and Lions Clubs engage and empower youth of all abilities through inclusive sports. Perkins shared his passion for inclusive sports with the convention attendees, and extended the sincere gratitude of Special Olympics to Lions Clubs International for their tremendous commitment to full inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

About Me:

I am the marketing and communications manager for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.