8th Annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game, Sept. 24,With Special Half-time Performance by Detroit’s Own Kem.
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) will host its 8th Annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This unique, one-of-a-kind fundraiser supports the wheelchair sports program at RIM.
The game features Detroit’s favorite sports celebrities and radio and television personalities, who compete in wheelchairs along with RIM’s award-winning wheelchair basketball team, the Detroit Diehards. Come and watch as some of Detroit’s greatest sports legends from the Pistons, Red Wings, Tigers and Lions take to the court for an evening of fun, fast-paced action.
Among the sports legends participating in this year’s game include, Ted Lindsey (Detroit Red Wing), Dave Rozema (Detroit Tiger), Lem Barney (Detroit Lion), and John Long (Detroit Pistons). Current players, Dan Cleary (Detroit Red Wing) and Kwame Brown and Will Bynum (Detroit Pistons) will also be participating.
“I'm honored to take part in the RIM Celebrity Wheelchair game," said Pistons center Kwame Brown. "RIM's SportsAbility program does a great job of helping people with disabilities participate and compete in a wide-range of sports activities. I'm proud to support this great fundraising effort and look forward to a fun event.”
Half-time will feature a performance by international recording artist and Detroit native, Kem. Kem’s smooth, jazzy vocal stylings have made him an urban contemporary favorite and his second CD “Kem Album II” released in 2005, went gold. The single “I Can’t Stop Loving You” won a Billboard award that year for R&B Single of the Year.
All proceeds from the Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game benefit RIM’s SportsAbility program which provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to compete in competitive and recreational sports.
Tickets for the event are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.
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