Monday, February 17, 2014

Sixers sign Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow to ceremonial deal

PHILADELPHIA – The 76ers will sign Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow to a ceremonial two-day contract on Monday.

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 matches of the season, and his first varsity games, in which he scored 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 join the team on the floor toward the end of practice, meet and shoot around with his new teammates, be greeted by his coaches

On Tuesday before the Sixers host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:00 p.m., Grow will participate in pregame activities 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. During a timeout, Grow and the Bensalem High School basketball team will take the court for a special presentation.

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