Tuesday 16 Sep 2014

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NBA’s State Farm All-Star weekend to support American Heart Association

Published: 3:00 pm CDT, February 7, 2014

The NBA’s Eastern Conference will play for the American Heart Association during the NBA’s State Farm All-Star Saturday Night scheduled Feb. 15 in New Orleans.

The Eastern Conference also selected the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, while the Western Conference will compete for Teach for America and the Wounded Warrior Project.

The charities will receive a total of $500,000, donated by NBA Cares and State Farm.

The money will be divided based on who wins the All-Star game and Foot Locker Three-Point shooting contest. The charities represented by the game and contest winners will each receive $100,000 per event. The charities represented by the losers will each get a guaranteed $25,000 donation per event.

All-Stars Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers will serve as captains of the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively.