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Singer Andy Grammer Shares His Excitement about Being a Coach for the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game

Daniel Smrokowski Interviews Singer Andy Grammer

The Special Olympics movement is driven by our volunteers with more than 1.1 million donating their time and expertise. Andy Grammer, triple-platinum singer/songwriter, stepped up this year as a volunteer coach for the 2020 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game.

Moments before the game, Daniel Smrokowski asked Andy about his experiences serving as a coach for this Special Olympics Unified Sports® event. Daniel is a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and founder/host of the Special Chronicles podcast.

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Our popular Special Olympics Unified Sports® program expanded to nearly 1.8 million teammates globally including over 850,000 athletes (people with intellectual disabilities) and over 920,000 Unified partners (people without intellectual disabilities).

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