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Sports Partnerships

NBA Cares

NBA Cares is the National Basketball Association (NBA) global social responsibility program that builds on the NBA’s mission of addressing important social issues around the world.

NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth, and family development, and health-related causes, including Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Share Our Strength and GLSEN.

The NBA and Special Olympics host an annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game prior to the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Select Special Olympics basketball players face off against each other alongside NBA Legends and current/former WNBA players. Throughout the year, the Jr. NBA host basketball clinics for Special Olympics athletes, coaches and volunteers around the world.