The Statesman Versus Celebrity Basketball Game

(From the Billings Gazette)

A charity basketball game for the Coalition of Dwarf Advocacy (CoDA) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 6PM to 10PM at Montana State University Billings’ Alterowitz Gymnasium.

CoDA was formed to advocate for individuals with short stature (dwarfs) in the areas of medicine, vocation, education, adoption and public accommodation. The group also works with and assists other nonprofit organizations for the improvement of the lives of dwarfs and to increase public awareness of the needs and abilities of such individuals.

The game will feature the Statesmen, a team of celebrities put together by movie actor and stuntman Marty Klebba, against a team of Billings celebrities. Among the celebrity players will be Klebba, who played Marty in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and custodian Randall Winston on “Scrubs.” Other celebrity players will include Matt and Zack Roloff of The Learning Channel’s reality show “Little People, Big World,” former Detroit Pistons player Don Reid and former professional wrestler Scott “Flash” Norton.

Among the local celebrities are the Outlaws quarterback Chris Dixon, television sportscasters Scott Breen and Chris Byers, and Billings triathlete Jennifer Drinkwalter. Tickets are $10. A silent auction will begin when the doors open at 5 p.m. and the game will start at 6 p.m.

For information on the event, call Kelly Lee at 406-698-5000 or Colin McConnell at 586-337-7771.
(visit http://billingsgazette.com/entertainment/enjoy/article_f301ab3c-b6f4-11df-93bf-001cc4c03286.html for the original story)

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