Izzy Scialabba plays in NBA Cares Unified All-Star Basketball Game

On February 14, Beaver County’s own Israel Scialabba earned the right to participate in the Special Olympics NBA Cares Unified All-Star Game in Chicago as part of the NBA‘s All-Star Weekend festivities!

Izzy took the court at Chicago’s United Center with 11 other Special Olympics athletes and 9 players and legends from the NBA and WNBA for the 9️⃣th annual edition of the game!

We’re ecstatic that Izzy participated in this game with so many incredible athletes during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend!

To watch a replay of the full game, see below!

Izzy was joined in Chicago by his Special Olympics teammates:

🔹 Sean Annan (Special Olympics Canada)
🔹 Jasmine Burnham (Special Olympics Florida)
🔹 Christopher Carter (Special Olympics Virginia)
🔹 Robert Doyle (Special Olympics Nevada)
🔹 Amber Free (Special Olympics Texas)
🔹 Blake Hairston (Special Olympics Virginia)
🔹 Injae Kim (스페셜올림픽코리아 Special Olympics Korea)
🔹 Tamara Medarts (Special Olympics Belgium)
🔹 Carrie Nykiel (Special Olympics Illinois)
🔹 Wyatt Spalding (Special Olympics Nebraska)
🔹 Nate Wade (Special Olympics Colorado)

And these NBA/WNBA Players and Legends:

🔸 A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces, forward)
🔸 Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles Sparks, guard)
🔸 Cheyenne Parker (Chicago Sky, forward)
🔸 Horace Grant (Chicago Bulls Legend)
🔸 Toni Kukoč (Chicago Bulls Legend)
🔸 Dikembe Mutumbo (Hall of Famer & Special
Olympics Global Ambassador)
🔸 Muggsy Bogues (NBA Legend)
🔸 Jameer Nelson (NBA Legend)
🔸 Cappie Pondexter (WNBA Legend)

For more information about the lineups, follow this link!

And to discover a story about Izzy’s emotional journey to this point, watch this video!

Photo Credit: Special Olympics/Ben Solomon

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Special Olympics Pennsylvania

The mission of Special Olympics Pennsylvania is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

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