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NBA All-Star Host Committee to announce where ‘Legacy Initiative’ funds will be used

All-Star committee to unveil legacy grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The NBA All-Star Host Committee will announce which 21 Indiana-based nonprofit organizations will benefit from its $1-million Legacy Initiative fund.

The initiative was first announced back in October and since then nonprofits across the state have been applying for grants. The winners will be announced Thursday at 3:30 at the Concord Neighborhood Center downtown.

The committee said its goal is to make investments in the state that will leave a legacy long after the 2021 All-Star Game is played. The names of 21 local high school students will also be announced. Those students will serve as ‘Rising Stars’ and will help lead projects in their communities.

Mayor Joe Hogsett, Pacers Sports and Entertainment President Rick Fuson and NBA Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility Todd Jacobson are all expected to be in attendance. Representatives from 21 nonprofits across the state will also be there.

The event will be streamed live on WISHTV.com.