Kyrie Irving Basketball Challenge to benefit Best Buddies Ohio
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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