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2020 NBA Cares Event

An amazing Basketball opportunity

Area 26 answered

Two amazing athletes from the Area, Mason LIFE's Chris Carter and Mighty Titans' Tom Merz completed and submitted a very detailed application for a slot.  Their videos are below, and well worth watching as inspiration to all of us.  

Chris Carter and Coach Emlio Alonzo will be live on Facebook video for the game at 4pm Friday February 15th.  Just click the link below

 2020 game video livelink and replay

Chris Carter's Video

Chris, his family and Coach Emilo Alonso make their case for the NBA Cares Event

Chris has been a star on the GMU Gold Rush for several years - his skills speak for themselves...

Tom Merz's Video

Our other star Baller, Mighty Titans Tom, talks about his experience on the court, and making friends with Special Olympics

Tom is a very serious athlete, playing sports in all seasons, including the all-new Flag Football Avengers - but Basketball is his passion...

Chris Carter puts two in for the win!

With the clock winding down, GMU Gold Rush player Chris Carter pulled the rebound and hit the bucket to win the NBA Cares Unified game by one point at the buzzer.

The UVAToday paper wrote an article on Coach Emilio Alonso on his work with Chris.  Read it here.

Watch the full game here