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Indiana Pacers, Fever to host program on racial equality and social justice issues

Posted at 2:38 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 14:38:43-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers and Fever will host an interactive program in October to raise awareness of racial equality and social injustice issues.

The teams will work with nine other NBA and WNBA franchises to host the third annual Team Up for Change on Oct. 22, according to a press release from Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

The goal of the multi-day program is to identify ways communities are implementing solutions to address these issues, according to the release. A week of community activities throughout central Indiana will follow the virtual event.

“One of the most critical things we can do is to ensure we are keeping these important issues front and center in our community,” Rick Fuson, COO and president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, said in the release. “We are excited about the opportunity to bring the Team Up for Change initiative to Indiana, furthering our commitment to be leaders in our city and state on the most pressing issues we face.”

High school and college students, youth advocates, community leaders, team employees, and corporate partners are encouraged to participate in the free summit, according to the release. The summit will be live-streamed on the team's digital platforms.

More information on the program is expected to be released in October.

Click here for more information on the program.