Sunday, March 11, 2012

Philadelphia 76ers

Autism Light #165 is the Philadelphia 76ers. 

The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association franchise located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1963 the Syracuse Nationals moved to Philadelphia and the franchise became known as the Philadelphia 76ers (they are commonly called the Sixers). The Philadelphia 76ers are an Autism Light because in September, 2011, when a 11 year old Mt. Airy boy with autism named Ojay Harris had his basketball hoop stolen, they replaced it for him.

On September 21, 2011 the Philadelphia 76ers replaced a treasured basketball hoop that was taken from a boy with autism named Ojay Harris. They also gave the boy new tennis shoes and other gifts. You can view pictures of this event on the Philadelphia 76ers Flickr Page. The news story was featured by the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia. The following is the news story on the generosity of the Philadelphia 76ers and what it meant to Ojay Harris.

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Special thanks to the Philadelphia 76ers organization for being a light to a boy with autism. This gift meant so much to his life and he and his family will always remember it.

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