76ers Sign Teen With Special Needs To 2-Day Contract
Nothing like making the wishes of some come true.
The team will sign Kevin Grow, a Bensalem High School senior with Down syndrome who served as the basketball team’s manager before suiting up the final two games and scoring 13 points, including four 3-pointers.
Grow has become an inspiration to the Sixers organization, as his story has swept the nation. Grow, who has Down syndrome, has served as his high school basketball team’s manager for four seasons. His coaches put him on the court for the team’s final two games of the season, and Grow went on to score 14 points, including three 3-pointers and a buzzer beater.
After he signs his two-day contract, Grow will eat dinner in the players lounge, tour the practice facility and receive Sixers gear. He will also join the team on the floor toward the end of practice, meet and shoot around with his new teammates, and be greeted by his coaches.
On Tuesday, February 18, before the Sixers host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:00 p.m., Grow will participate in pregame activities starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, arriving early with his family to see his locker in the Sixers locker room and receive a custom jersey. Grow will then watch pregame warm-ups, take part in the high-five tunnel when players take the court for the game and stand with his team during the National Anthem.