Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NBA 76ers signed Kevin Grow - a high school senior basketball manager with Down Syndrome

Have you heard about Kevin Grow's two day contract with the 76ers? Kevin, a boy with Down Syndrome, has served as the manager of his high school's basketball team, but when his couch put him in to play during the last two games for the season, he was a star!  He hit four 3-point shots. The 76ers signed him for two days. It is such a remarkable story!

The picture above was tweeted by Philadelphia 76ers after Kevin signed his contract. CBS Sports posted the following:

Via The Morning Call, Grow will be offered the contract in person from general manager Sam Hinkie.
After he signs his two-day contract, Grow will eat dinner in the players lounge, tour the practice facility and receive Sixers gear. He will also join the team on the floor toward the end of practice, meet and shoot around with his new teammates, and be greeted by his coaches.
On Tuesday, February 18, before the Sixers host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:00 p.m., Grow will participate in pregame activities starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, arriving early with his family to see his locker in the Sixers locker room and receive a custom jersey. Grow will then watch pregame warm-ups, take part in the high-five tunnel when players take the court for the game and stand with his team during the National Anthem.
During a timeout, Grow and the Bensalem High School basketball team will finally take the court for a special presentation to wrap his two days with the Sixers.
Here is a wonderful news story about Kevin:



You can see a video from the actual 76ers game by clicking HERE.

What an awesome experience for Kevin! I am so glad there are great teams with big hearts out there.

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Heather S. was touched by this story.

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