NBA All-Star Weekend

As most are aware Indianapolis was host to the NBA All-Star Weekend this past February for the first time since 1985! In February of 1985 the YSB was just a little over 6 years old and only offered one program, Residential Treatment.

As part of the weekend celebration, the Pacers Foundation allowed many youth-serving organizations to apply for ticket donations to the All-Star Saturday Night activities. These activities included the skills competition, 3-point contest, and slam dunk contest. I am happy to say that we were one of the organizations chosen to attend. All together between residents, staff, and staff family members, we had 17 youth and 7 adults in attendance.

In addition to the dazzling athletic spectacle that was witnessed that evening, there was an equally amazing display of technology! During the game, they used a new basketball court assembled in Lucas Oil Stadium that incorporated LED technology for the first time. This turned the court into a giant television screen with dazzling graphics and displays that were witnessed throughout the evening! As attendees left for the night there was also a very impressive aerial show through the use of drone technology!

Indianapolis and the Pacers Organization did a wonderful job of hosting this event! The YSB is very grateful to the Pacers Foundation for giving us this opportunity to be a part of history! This is something that our attendees, especially our residents, will never forget, thank you!

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