I’m Now a 76ers Fan! #DownSyndrome #SixersStrong

by Carrie with Children with 2 comments

Have you heard the heartwarming story of Kevin Grow, the high-school basketball team manager with Down syndrome? A few weeks ago, with only two games left in the season, Kevin’s coach put him in the game where he scored 14 points including three 3-pointers and a buzzer beater over the final two games.

And if you think that’s amazing, that’s only the beginning of the story… Kevin’s favorite team, the Philadelphia 76ers heard about Kevin’s skills and signed him to a ceremonial two-day contract! Tonight, he’ll participate in the pre-game warmup and stand alongside his new teammates for the National Anthem.

As a parent to an awesome kid with Down syndrome, it’s stories like these that make me so incredibly proud of those that have an extra chromosome.

The Philadelphia 76ers could have easily just shared a statement of congratulations and let it go. But, they chose to go above and beyond and recognize someone for their hard work and love of the game. Their simple gesture is an experience that will stay with Kevin and his family forever. And it will also be a reminder to parents with special needs that everyone is important and deserves to be recognized. Go, Kevin go!

So, today I’m officially a 76ers fan… and most of all,

a fan of Kevin Grow!


  • Melissa

    Oh my goodness…I am crying right now. What a wonderful story and what an awesome young man! Go 76ers!

    • Carrie with Children

      I just love this story! His parents must be so incredibly proud of him!