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Former athletes, media to participate in Neuroworx charity game

By Aimee Vargas

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, March 25 2011 3:43 p.m. MDT

Former NBA players, the Jazz Bear, BYU and Utah football coaches, and media representatives will participate in the Third Annual Neuroworx Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball game Thursday at 7 p.m. Jordan High School.

This year's celebrity team includes: Andy Toolson, former Utah Jazz player; Utah Jazz Bear mascot; Big Buddah, reporter for Fox 13; Brandon Doman, BYU assistant coach and offensive coordinator; Brooke Walter, co-host for KSL; Casey Scott, reporter for KUTV; Christina Low, Miss Utah; Jan Whittaker, director of the NuSkin Jazz Dancers; Kyle Whittingham, University of Utah head football coach; Reno Mahe, former BYU and NFL player; Rod Zundel, sports reporter for KSL; Shawn Bradley, former NBA player; Toby Christensen, former BYU football player and reporter for The Mtn., and Todd Christensen, former NFL player and analyst for The Mtn.

Tickets, which are available at the door, are $25 per family or $5 for individuals. Advance discount ticket purchases can be made at tickets.wheelinjazz.com.

Neuroworx is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide therapy and rehabilitative services for individuals dealing with paralysis secondary to spinal cord injuries and similar neurological conditions. Supporting adaptive sports is a natural extension of their mission to improve the rehabilitation, overall health and quality of life for individuals with these devastating injuries.

Aimee Vargas is a junior at Maple Mountain High School.