Jamal Murray makes a surprise appearance at unified basketball game for Colorado students

Basketball star Jamal Murray Surprises Kids with Unified Sports Coaching Experience: Spreading Joy and Unity

Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray took a break from his busy schedule to surprise students at North Middle School by serving as a coach for a unified basketball game against Aurora Hills Middle School. Unified sports aim to provide opportunities for students with and without disabilities to participate in school sports. Murray expressed his enjoyment in playing basketball and bringing smiles to the faces of kids during the event.

During the game, Felipe Avalos, an 8th grader with disabilities, received special attention from Murray and the crowd. Murray noticed Felipe’s incredible abilities on the court and jokingly said to give him the ball and get out of his way. The focus of the game was on having fun rather than winning or losing, as all student-athletes enjoyed the experience.

The generous donation of $5,000 from UCHealth to support unified sports within the district was matched by Murray, showing his commitment to helping and inspiring children. The money will be used to purchase equipment for all unified sports in the district, further enhancing the opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in sports.

Murray’s participation in the unified basketball game was not only an opportunity for him to give back but also a chance for him to see firsthand how inclusive sports can bring joy and unity to children of all abilities.

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