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Former athletes, media to participate in Neuroworx charity game

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.