The organization announced that the inaugural Kyrie Irving Basketball Challenge will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, at Gateway Plaza in Cleveland.
Irving, a Best Buddies Global Ambassador for six years, said in a statement, “I hope that this event will help raise awareness about the mission of Best Buddies here in Northeast Ohio.”
The challenge will kick off with the organization’s signature event, a Friendship Walk, at 9 a.m., followed by a basketball game at 10 a.m. that features celebrity coaches, including Irving. The event will be capped off with a post-game party for all participants beginning at 11 a.m.
Registration for the Friendship Walk is free, and there is no minimum fundraising amount to participate, the organization said in a news release. Funds raised through the challenge will allow for the expansion of Best Buddies programs throughout Ohio.
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