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Yao promotes charity with NBA stars

06-30-2013 13:47 BJT

By CCTV Damion Jones

Former NBA star Yao Ming was in Beijing on Saturday to promote his annual charity game. Organised in cooperation with LA Lakers guard Steve Nash, the contest is aimed at spreading awareness of the need to care for underprivileged children, who also happen to love the sport of basketball. It’s an event in aid of children, but unsurprisingly this man is the main focus.

The former NBA All-Star center set up the Yao Foundation, and has organized this game for the last 6 years. Seen as the most successfull basketball player in the countries history, Yao Ming says it’s time to give back to the sport he dominated for so long.

Former NBA star Yao Ming was in Beijing on Saturday to promote his annual charity game.
Organised in cooperation with LA Lakers guard Steve Nash, the contest is aimed at spreading
awareness of the need to care for underprivileged children, who also happen to love the
sport of basketball.

Yao Ming said, "We’ve been holding the charity game with Steve Nash since 2007, and now is 2013. We want to draw the attention to the children who needs help. It’s the second year for us to hold the basketball camp. And as I know, we’ve provided 67,000 teenagers with the opportunities to learn basketball. It’s quite inspiring to me."

After retiring in 2011, Yao has been devoting more time to charity work. Inspired by the Chinese basketball legend, some NBA stars like Metta World Peace have also come to China to spread the love. Yao will hold the charity game tomorrow with the income from the tickets being used to help underprivileged children in China.

Yao will hold the charity game tomorrow with the income from the tickets being used to help underprivileged children in China.

 

Former NBA star Yao Ming was in Beijing on Saturday to promote his annual charity game.
Organised in cooperation with LA Lakers guard Steve Nash, the contest is aimed at spreading
awareness of the need to care for underprivileged children, who also happen to love the sport of basketball.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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