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Cleveland Cavaliers and SPIRE Institute to hold kids clinic and wheelchair basketball game

The Cleveland Cavaliers are teaming up with the SPIRE Institute, one of the world’s largest Olympic caliber training and wellness facilities, to hold a kids skills clinic and charity wheelchair basketball game on Friday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. Kids of all ages and skill level are invited to attend the drill based clinic lead by Cavs head coach Byron Scott.

At the conclusion of the clinic, Coach Scott, General Manager Chris Grant, and several legendary Cavaliers including Larry Nance, Austin Carr, and Campy Russell will give basketball a try, from a wheelchair. They will take on the U.S Men’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team in a charity scrimmage.

The U.S. Paralympic Men’s Basketball Team is currently training at the SPIRE Institute and will call it home-base as they prepare for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Friday’s events will take place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10-and-under, seniors, and active military or veterans. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.spireinstitute.org or call (888) 894-9424.

Proceeds will benefit the U.S. Men’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team.

Kudos to the Cavs. Great work, guys!

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